Jewish Holidays 2016 Calendar. Jewish Holidays and Festivals in 2016
Tu B’Shevat 2016 is on Monday, January 25
Tu B’Shevat, the 15th of Shevat on the Jewish calendar, is the day that marks the beginning of a “new year” for trees.
Purim 2016 Begins sunset of Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Ends nightfall of Thursday, March 24, 2016
Purim celebrates the deliverance of the Jewish people from the wicked Haman in the days of Queen Esther of Persia.
Passover 2016 Begins sunset of Friday, April 22, 2016
Ends nightfall of Saturday, April 30, 2016
Passover (Pesach) celebrates the deliverance of the Jewish people from slavery in Egypt. Our Passover megasite has tools, guides, insights, stories, inspiration—and just about everything you need to celebrate Passover. (But bring your own wine.)
Second Passover is on Sunday, May 22, 2016
Thirty days ago we cleaned our homes and souls of leaven, and matzahed our way through the week-long festival of Passover. And now, Pesach Sheni—a Second Passover!
Lag B’Omer 2016 is on Thursday, May 26, 2016
The birthday of Jewish mysticism . . . The spiritual significance of the bow and arrow . . . Can love be true, and can truth be loving? . . . What is Kabbalah?
Shavuot 2016 Begins sunset of Saturday, June 11, 2016
Ends nightfall of Monday, June 13, 2016
Shavuot marks the giving of the Torah on Mt. Sinai. The Ten Commandments are read in synagogues, just as they were in the desert on Mt. Sinai over 3,300 years ago.
The Three Weeks
The Three Weeks 2016 begins Saturday, July 23, 2016 through Saturday, August 13, 2016
The “Three Weeks” and Tisha B’Av are designated as a time of mourning over the destruction of the Holy Temple and the galut (exile).
The 15th of Av
The 15th of Av 2016 is on Friday, August 19, 2016
Our sages proclaimed the 15th of Av as one of the two greatest festivals of the year, yet they ordained no special observances or celebrations for it . . .
Rosh Hashanah 2015 Begins sunset of Sunday, October 2, 2016
Ends nightfall of Tuesday, October 4, 2016
Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish New Year. It is the anniversary of the creation of Adam and Eve, and a day of judgment and coronation of G‑d as king.
Yom Kippur Begins sunset of Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Ends nightfall of Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Virtually everything you need to know about Yom Kippur, the holiest day on the Jewish calendar: How-To Guides, Essays and Insights, Prayer Service Overviews, Stories, Multimedia, and much more!
Sukkot 2016 Begins sunset of Sunday, October 16, 2016
Ends nightfall of Sunday, October 23, 2016
Virtually everything you need to know about the holiday of Sukkot: How-To Guides, Sukkah and “Four Kinds” Wizards, Essays and Insights, Recipes, Stories, Multimedia, and much more!
Shemini Atzeret & Simchat Torah
Shemini Atzeret & Simchat Torah 2016 Begins sunset of Sunday, October 23, 2016
Ends nightfall of Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Virtually everything you need to know about the holidays of Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah: How-To Guides, Essays and Insights, Recipes, Stories, Multimedia, and much more!
Chanukah 2016 Begins sunset of Saturday, December 24, 2016
Ends nightfall of Sunday, January 1, 2017
Chanukah commemorates the rededication of the Temple in Jerusalem after a group of Jewish warriors defeated the occupying mighty Greek armies.