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Calendar of Jewish Dates & Holydays

Following is a list of upcoming Jewish festivals and holydays. Those marked with an asterisk are designated as days of rest from school and work-related activities, according to Jewish law. Please take these dates into account when planning examinations, excursions and other events. Activities such as writing and travelling in motor vehicles are not permitted on designated days of rest. Jewish students are exempt from attending school on these days. Please note that holy days and Sabbath observance begin at sunset on the previous evening. Many students will attend synagogue on these days.

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Jewish Year 5779
Secular Year 2019
Lag BaOmer (33rd Day of the Omer)Thursday 23 May, 2019
Yom Yerushalayim (Jerusalem Day)Sunday 2 June, 2019
Shavuot (Festival of Weeks)Sunday 9 & Monday 10 June, 2019
Fast of 17 TammuzSunday 21 July, 2019
Tisha B’Av (Fast of 9 Av)Sunday 11 August, 2019
Jewish Year 5780
Rosh HaShanah, 1st & 2nd DaysMonday 30 September & Tuesday 1 October, 2019
Tzom (Fast of) GedalyahWednesday 2 October, 2019
Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement)Wednesday 9 October, 2019
Sukkot, 1st & 2nd DaysMonday 14 & Tuesday 15 October, 2019
Hoshana RabbahSunday 20 October, 2019
Shemini AtzeretMonday 21 October, 2019
Simchat TorahTuesday 22 October, 2019
1st Night ChanukahSaturday 21 December, 2019
8th (Final) Day ChanukahMonday 30 December, 2019
Secular Year 2020
Tu BiSh’vatMonday 10 February, 2020
Ta’anit (Fast of) EstherMonday 9 March, 2020;
PurimTuesday 10 March, 2020
Shushan PurimWednesday 11 March, 2020
Fast of the First Born 1st Night SederWednesday 8 April, 2020
Pesach (Passover), 1st & 2nd DaysThursday 9 & Friday 10 April, 2020
Pesach, 7th & 8th DaysWednesday 15 & Thursday 16 April, 2020
Yom HaSho’ah (Holocaust Remembrance Day)Tuesday 21 April, 2020
Yom HaZikaron (Israel’s Remembrance Day)Tuesday 28 April, 2020
Yom HaAtzma’ut (Israel’s Independence Day)Wednesday 29 April, 2020
Lag BaOmer (33rd Day of the Omer)Tuesday 12 May, 2020
Yom Yerushalayim (Jerusalem Day)Friday 22 May, 2020
Shavuot (Festival of Weeks)Friday 29 & Saturday 30 May, 2020
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