Jewish holidays start in the evening before the “first day” of the holiday. Example: if you want to celebrate Hanukkah, you would start on the evening of the 27th, even though the holiday “day” is the 28th.
What the Holiday is About
|Pesach||Apr 15-22, 2014||Passover, the Feast of Unleavened Bread.
Seders, no bread-y stuff other than matzah.
|Yom HaShoah||Apr 28, 2014||Holocaust Memorial Day|
|Rosh Chodesh Iyyar||Apr 30, 2014||Beginning new Hebrew month of Iyyar|
|Yom HaZikaron||May 5, 2014||Israeli Memorial Day|
|Yom HaAtzma’ut||May 6, 2014||Israeli Independence Day|
|Pesach Sheni||May 14, 2014||Second Passover, for those who missed Passover the first time|
|Lag B’Omer||May 18, 2014||33rd day of counting the Omer.Bon fires, smores and singing|
|Yom Yerushalayim||May 28, 2014||Jerusalem Day|
|Rosh Chodesh Sivan||May 30, 2014||Beginning new Hebrew month of Sivan|
|Shavuot||Jun 4-5, 2014||Commemorates us receiving the Torah at Mount Sinai. All night studying, Book of Ruth and cheesecake|
|Rosh Chodesh Tammuz||Jun 28, 2014||Beginning new Hebrew month of Tammuz|
|Tzom Tammuz||Jul 15, 2014||Fast commemorating the siege of Jerusalem by Nebuchadnezzar|
|Rosh Chodesh Av||Jul 28, 2014||Beginning new Hebrew month of Av|
|Shabbat Chazon||Aug 2, 2014||Shabbat before Tisha B’Av (Shabbat of Vision)|
|Tisha B’Av||Aug 5, 2014||The Ninth of Av, fast commemorating the destruction of the two Temples|
|Shabbat Nachamu||Aug 9, 2014||Shabbat after Tisha B’Av (Shabbat of Consolation)|
|Rosh Chodesh Elul||Aug 26, 2014||Beginning new Hebrew month of Elul|