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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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Secular Year 2018
Jewish Year 5779
Rosh HaShanah (New Year)*Monday 10 & Tuesday 11 September 2018
Tzom (Fast of) GedaliahWednesday 12 September 2018
Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement)*Wednesday 19 September 2018
Sukkot, 1st & 2nd Days*Monday 24 & Tuesday 25 September 2018
Hoshana RabbahSunday 30 September 2018
Shemini Atzeret*Monday 1 October 2018
Simchat Torah (Rejoicing of the Law)*Tuesday 2 October 2018
Chanukah, 1st NightSunday 2 December 2018
Chanukah, Last DayMonday 10 December 2018
Secular Year 2019
Tu BiSh’vatMonday 21 January 2019
Ta’anit (Fast of) EstherWednesday 20 March 2019
PurimThursday 14 March 2019
Shushan PurimFriday 15 March 2019
Fast of the First Born
1st Night Seder
Friday 19 April 2019
Pesach (Passover), 1st & 2nd DaysSaturday 20 & Sunday 21 April 2019
Pesach, 7th & 8th DaysFriday 26 & Saturday 27 April 2019
Yom HaSho’ah (Holocaust Remembrance Day)Thursday 2 May 2019
Yom HaZikaron (Israel’s Remembrance Day)Wednesday 8 May, 2019
Yom HaAtzma’ut (Israel’s Independence Day)Thursday 9 May, 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 19 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
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