Jewish Holidays are the most awaited occasions for Jews worldwide. The Jewish holidays are also recognized as “Yom Tov” in Hebrew. “Yom Tov” signifies 'good day'. This is referred as per the relevance of the festival or the occasion. Some of the properly-recognized festivals celebrated by the Jews are Sukkot, Purim, Shabbat, Rosh Hashanah, Sefirah and Tisha B'av.

Some of the Jewish holidays have religious significance, though other folks are connected to an incident in the Jewish history.

Amongst all holidays, Yom Hashoah is observed as an significant day. The day marks the uneventful Holocaust and reminds Jews of it. Yom Hashoah derived its name from the Hebrew word of 'shoah'. It was initially observed in the year 1959, in Israel. Yom Hashoah is observed on the 27th of Nissan, which is a Jewish month. The remembrance ceremony consists of lighting of candles and listening to stories from the survivors of the Holocaust.

Tu B' Shevat is but a further significant Jewish vacation in the calendar. It is also recognized as 'New Year for Trees' and is one particular of the Rosh Hashanahs for the Jews. On this day, Jews savor varieties of fruits, specially the ones talked about in the Torah. The religious book of Torah talks about seven 'fruits' like, figs, olives, dates, wheat, grapes, barley and pomegranates. Seasonal or new fruit is also eaten throughout these holidays.

Hanukkah is one particular of the significant festivals for the Jews. It is celebrated in the month of Christmas. The festival is also recognized as the Chanukah and is deemed as the 'festival of lights'. Celebration of Hanukkah starts on the 25th of Kislev and continues for about eight days. This festival also has a historical and religious significance. It celebrates the victory of Maccabees more than Syrian Greeks. The Maccabees had been a group of Jews who won a 3 year battle to win back Jerusalem and its temples. Hanukkah hence indicates the Jewish struggle for religious independence.

JEWISH HOLIDAYS

CELEBRATION DATES

  • 10TH Tevet
  • January five
  • Tu B' Shevat
  • January 20th
  • National Holocaust Memorial Day
  • January 27th
  • Speedy of Esther
  • March 17th
  • Purim
  • March 20th
  • Shushan Purim
  • March 21st
  • Speedy of the Firstborn
  • April 18th
  • Very first Passover
  • April 19th
  • Final Passover
  • April 26th
  • Yom Hashoah
  • Might 1st
  • Yom Hazikaron
  • Might 8th
  • Yom Ha'atzmaut
  • Might 9th
  • Lag B'Omer
  • Might 22nd
  • Yom Jerushalayim
  • June 1st
  • Shavuot
  • June 8th
  • 17th Tammuz
  • July 19th
  • Tisha B'Av
  • August 9th
  • Rosh Hashanah
  • September 29th
  • Speedy of Gedalliah
  • October 1st
  • Yom Kippur
  • October 8th
  • Sukkot
  • October 13th
  • Hoshanah Rabbah
  • October 19th
  • Shemini Atzeret
  • October 20th
  • Simchat Torah
  • October 21st
  • Hanukkah
  • December 21st

The calendar above shows the prominent Jewish holidays for 2011.

Jewish people today are deep rooted in their religion and culture. Due to their lengthy exile period, Jews had been extra attached to their holidays and festivals, which on the other hand helped them to preserve their religion and faith. Torah and Tanach are the two religious books, which inform about the Jewish history and its festivals. The Jewish holidays consists of contemporary festivals, historical events, and religious festivals. These are observed as per the dates offered in the Jewish lunar calendar. Some of these holidays are recognized for their Biblical connection and are recognized as eminent festivals about the planet.