Holiday Calendars: Mo’edim and Holidays for 5780 (2019 – 2020)

Shalom, everyone! The following is the Holiday Calendar for the Hebrew civil year beginning in the Fall on the first day of the seventh month, Tishrei (Ethanim) 1, for the year 5780 (2019 – 2021). Please visit to confirm the dates for the mo’edim and holidays. All holidays begin at sundown on the evening before the date specified in the tables below. For example, if the date for 1st of Tishrei/Ethanim was listed as September 30, then the holiday begins at sundown on September 29 and ends at nightfall on September 30

Dates in bold are yom tov (day of rest), so they have similar obligations and restrictions to Shabbat (Sabbath) in the sense that normal “work” is forbidden:

Mo’ed/Holiday Gregorian Dates
(2019 – 2020)
(The Weekly Sabbath)
Weekly from Friday sundown to Saturday nightfall.
Yom Teruah
(Day of Blasting)
Rosh HaShanah
(“Head of the Year” from Creation)
Rosh Chodesh Tishrei, Ethanim (Seventh Month)
Civil year number increments by one (1)
Sep 30 2019 M
Tzom HaShevi’i
(Fast of the Seventh Month)
(3rd of Tishrei, Ethanim)
Oct 2 2019 W
Yom HaKippurim
(Day of Atonement)
(10th of Tishrei, Ethanim)
Oct 9 2019 W
(Festival of Booths)
(15th-21st of Tishrei, Ethanim)
2019 M (Sukkot Day 1)
-20 2020 Su (Chol HaMoed)
Shemini Atzeret
(Eighth Day of Assembly)
(22nd of Tishrei/Ethanim)
Rosh Chodesh Cheshvan (Bul, Eighth Month) Oct 29 2019 Tu
Nov 27 2019 W
Rosh Chodesh Kislev (Ninth Month) Nov 28 2019 Th
(Festival of Dedication/Lights)
(25th of Kislev – 2nd of Tevet)
Dec 23-30 2019 M-M
Rosh Chodesh Tevet (Tenth Month) Dec 28 2019 Sa
Tzom HaAsiri
(Fast of the Tenth Month, Asara b’Tevet)
(10th of Tevet)
Jan 7 2020 Tu
Rosh Chodesh Shevat (Eleventh Month) Jan 27 2020 M
Rosh Chodesh Adar (Twelfth Month) Feb 25 2020 Tu
(Festival of Lots)
(14th of Adar)
Mar 10 2020 Tu
Last day of the Ecclesiastical Year! Mar 25 2020 Sa
Rosh Chodesh Nisan (Aviv, First Month)
New Year for festivals, kings and trees!
Mar 26 2020 Th
(14th of Nisan, Aviv)
Apr 8 2020 W (Preparation Day)
Chag HaMatzot
(Festival of Unleavened Bread)
(15th-21st of Nisan, Aviv)
Apr 9 2020 Th (Chag HaMatzot Day 1)
Apr 10 – 14 2020 F-Tu (Chol Ha Moed)
Apr 15 2020 W (Chag HaMatzot Day 7)
Sefirat HaOmer
(Counting of the Omer)
Apr 12 – May 28 2020
Rosh Chodesh Iyyar (Ziv, Second Month) Apr 24 2020 F
Rosh Chodesh Sivan (Third Month) May 24 2020 Su
(Festival of Weeks/Feast of First Fruits/Yom HaBikkurim)
(6th of Sivan, Mattan)
May 29 2020 F
Emancipation Day – USA
Jun 19 2020 F
Rosh Chodesh Tamuz (Fourth Month) Jun 22 2020 W
Tzom HaRevi’i
(Fast of the Fourth Month)
(17th of Tamuz)
Jul 9 2020 Th
Rosh Chodesh Av (Fifth Month) Jul 22 2020 W
Tzom HaChamishi
(Fast of the Fifth Month, Tisha B’Av)
(9th of Av)
Jul 30 2020 Th
August Mawnin’
Emancipation Day – Former British Empire
Aug 1 2020 F
Rosh Chodesh Elul (Sixth Month) Aug 20 2020 Th

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