Welcome to Dina-Hasida Mercy's Website!

 

 

Holidays & Festivals  2017

Major Holidays

Purim  Mar 12 Su  Purim is one of the most joyous and fun holidays on the Jewish calendar

Pesach Apr 11-12 Tu‑W,  Apr 13-16 Th‑Su,  Apr 17-18 M‑Tu  Passover, the Feast of Unleavened Bread

Shavuot May 31-Jun 1 W‑Th  Festival of Weeks, commemorates the giving of the Torah at Mount Sinai

Tish'a B'Av Aug 1 Tu  The Ninth of Av, fast commemorating the destruction of the two Temples

Rosh Hashana Sep 21-22 Th‑F  The Jewish New Year

Yom Kippur  Sep 30 Sa  Day of Atonement

Sukkot Oct 5-6 Th‑F

Feast of Tabernacles  Oct 7-11 Sa‑W

Shmini Atzeret Oct 12 Th  Eighth Day of Assembly

Simchat Torah Oct 13 F  Day of Celebrating the Torah

Chanukah  Dec 13-20 W‑W  The Jewish festival of rededication, also known as the Festival of Lights

Minor holidays

Tu BiShvat Feb 11 Sa  New Year for Trees

Shushan Purim Mar 13 M  Purim celebrated in Jerusalem and walled cities

Pesach Sheni May 10 W  Second Passover, one month after Passover

Lag BaOmer May 14 Su  33rd day of counting the Omer

Tu B'Av Aug 7 M  Jewish holiday of love, similar to Valentine's Day

Leil Selichot Sep 16 Sa  Prayers for forgiveness in preparation for the High Holidays


Minor fasts

 

Asara B'Tevet Jan 8 Su - Dec 28 Th  Fast commemorating the siege of Jerusalem

Ta'anit Esther  Mar 9 Th  Fast of Esther

Ta'anit Bechorot  Apr 10 M  Fast of the First Born

Tzom Tammuz Jul 11 Tu  Fast commemorating breaching of the walls of Jerusalem before the destruction of the Second Temple

Tzom Gedaliah Sep 24 Su  Fast of the Seventh Month, commemorates the assassination of the Jewish governor of Judah

 

Modern holidays

 

Yom HaShoah  Apr 24 M  Holocaust Memorial Day

Yom HaZikaron May 1 M  Israeli Memorial Day

Yom HaAtzma'ut  May 2 Tu  Israeli Independence Day

Yom Yerushalayim May 24 W  Jerusalem Day

Yom HaAliyah Oct 27 F  Recognizes Aliyah, immigration to the Jewish State of Israel

Sigd  Nov 18 Sa  Ethiopian Jewish holiday occurring 50 days after Yom Kippur

Special Shabbatot

 

Shabbat Shekalim  Feb 25 Sa  Shabbat before Rosh Chodesh Adar

Shabbat Zachor Mar 11 Sa  Shabbat before Purim

Shabbat Parah Mar 18 Sa  Shabbat of the Red Heifer

Shabbat HaChodesh Mar 25 Sa  Shabbat before Rosh Chodesh Nissan

Shabbat HaGadol Apr 8 Sa  Shabbat before Pesach

Shabbat Chazon Jul 29 Sa  Shabbat before Tish'a B'Av (Shabbat of Prophecy/Shabbat of Vision)

Shabbat Nachamu Aug 5 Sa  Shabbat after Tish'a B'Av (Shabbat of Consolation)

Shabbat Shuva  Sep 23 Sa  Shabbat that falls between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur (Shabbat of Returning)

Rosh Chodesh

 

Rosh Chodesh Sh'vat Jan 28 Sa  Beginning of new Hebrew month of Sh'vat

Rosh Chodesh Adar  Feb 26 Su  Beginning of new Hebrew month of Adar

Rosh Chodesh Nisan  Mar 28 Tu  Beginning of new Hebrew month of Nisan

Rosh Chodesh Iyyar  Apr 26 W  Beginning of new Hebrew month of Iyyar

Rosh Chodesh Sivan  May 26 F  Beginning of new Hebrew month of Sivan

Rosh Chodesh Tamuz  Jun 24 Sa  Beginning of new Hebrew month of Tamuz

Rosh Chodesh Av Jul 24 M  Beginning of new Hebrew month of Av

Rosh Chodesh Elul Aug 22 Tu  Beginning of new Hebrew month of Elul

Rosh Chodesh Cheshvan  Oct 20 F  Beginning of new Hebrew month of Cheshvan

Rosh Chodesh Kislev Nov 19 Su  Beginning of new Hebrew month of Kislev

Rosh Chodesh Tevet  Dec 18 M  Beginning of new Hebrew month of Tevet