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For laws relating to Jewish holidays, see Yom Tov
Jewish holidays, (Hebrew: Yamim Tovim, ימים טובים, singular Yom Tov, יום טוב) occur throughout the year. The Halachik status of holidays vary, depending on the origin of the festival.
List of Jewish Holidays
- Chodesh Elul, the month of repentance heralding the new year, during which the shofar is blown daily and Selichot are recited
- Rosh Hashana, the Jewish new year, on which the Shofar is blown in coronation of Hashem over the world.
- Aseret Yimei Teshuva, the ten days of repentance between Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur
- Yom Kippur, the day of atonement, when the judgement for the year is sealed.
- Sukkot, the Feast of Tabernacles, during which Jews sit in a Sukkah and shake the Arba Minim (Lulav, Etrog, Hadasim, and Aravot)
- Shemini Aseret, the one day holiday that concludes the Tishrei series of Yamim Tovim
- Simchat Torah, the day celebrating the concluding of the Torah
- Chanukah, the eight day festival of lights
- Tu BiShevat, the new year for the trees
- Purim, commemorating the hidden miracles that saved the Jewish people from Haman's plot to annihilate the nation.
- Purim Katan, the 14th of Adar I of a leap year
- Pesach, celebrating the exodus from Egypt with the seder, Matzah, Maror, and no Chametz
- Sefirat HaOmer, the counting of the Omer from Pesach to Shavuot
- Yom HaAtzmaut, Israeli Independence Day
- Lag BaOmer, the 33rd day of the Omer, on which Rabbi Akiva's students stopped dying in a plague.
- Shavuot, celebrating the receiving of the Torah with all night Torah study and dairy foods
- Yom Tov, holidays on which non-food related Melacha is prohibited
- Chol HaMoed, intermediate days between the the
- Rosh Chodesh, the beginning of the new month
- Three Weeks, the three weeks of mourning over the destruction of the Beit HaMikdash, beginning with Shiva Asar BeTamuz and ending with Tisha BeAv
- Nine Days, the nine days of the month of Av, from Rosh Chodesh to Tisha BeAv, during which the mourning practices become more intense.
- Fast Days
- Tisha BeAv, the day of compounded tragedy for the Jewish Nation
- Tu BeAv (Tu B'Av), the day of much celebration for the Jewish Nation
Jewish holidays by month
|Month||Jewish holidays and related events|
|Rosh Hashana - Aseret Yimei Teshuva - Yom Kippur - Sukkot - Chol HaMoed Sukkot - Shemini Aseret - Simchat Torah|
|Tanit Ester - Purim - Purim Katan|
|Tanit Bechorot - Pesach - Chol HaMoed Pesach - Sefirat HaOmer|
|Yom HaAtzmaut - Pesach Sheni - Lag BaOmer|
|Shiva Asar BeTamuz - Three Weeks|
|Nine Days - Tisha BeAv - Tu BeAv|
|Yom Tov - Yom Tov Sheni - Rosh Chodesh - Issru Chag|