The Jewish calendar features many special days throughout the year. However, as the dates for these special days are set by the Jewish calendar, their corresponding dates in the secular calendar varies from year to year. Below please find information about the secular dates on which a range of approaching Jewish special days will fall. Please also note that the Jewish ‘day’ begins at sunset, thus any holyday listed below will actually start at sunset on the previous day (and end at nightfall on the day listed).
Days marked with an asterisk are holydays on which ‘work’ (melachah in Hebrew) is not permitted – this includes writing, using electronic devices, and travelling by vehicle.
The dates for Rosh Chodesh (the commencement of the new month) are also given below as there are some changes to the prayers recited on those days.
|Saturday 10 July 2021||Rosh Chodesh Av, commencement of the '9 Days'|
|Sunday 18 July 2021||Fast of Tisha B'Av (the 9th of Av)|
|Saturday 24 July 2021||Tu b'Av|
|Sunday 8 & Monday 9 August 2021||Rosh Chodesh Elul|
|Tuesday 7 & Wednesday 9 September 2021||Rosh HaShanah* (Jewish New Year)|
|Thursday 9 September 2021||Tzom Gedalyah (Fast of Gedaliah)|
|Thursday 16 September 2021||Yom Kippur* (Day of Atonement)|
|Tuesday 22 & Wednesday 23 September 2021||Days 1 & 2 of Sukkot*, commencement of the festival of Sukkot|
|Monday 27 September 2021||Hoshana Rabbah (last day of Chol HaMo'ed Sukkot)|
|Tuesday 28 September 2021||Shemini Atzeret*|
|Wednesday 29 September 2021||Simchat Torah* (Rejoicing of the Law)|
|Wednesday 6 & Thursday 7 October 2021||Rosh Chodesh Cheshvan|
|Friday 5 November 2021||Rosh Chodesh Kislev|
|Sunday 28 November 2021||1st Night Chanukah|
|Sunday 5 December 2021||lighting of the final Chanukah light|
|Monday 6 December 2021||Final Day Chanukah|
|Tuesday 14 December 2021||Fast of 10 Tevet|