Jewish Calendar 2014 - 2015

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 16 December, even though the holiday “day” is the 17December 2014

Rededicating the Temple. Menora, latkes and dreidels

Jewish Mardi Gras. Dressing in costumes etc

Passover, the Feast of Unleavened Bread. Seders, no bread-y stuff other than matzah

Holocaust Memorial Day - in Israel

Israeli Memorial Day - in Israel

Israeli Independence Day - in Israel

33rd day of counting the Omer. Bonfires and singing

Jerusalem Day - in Israel

Commemorates us receiving the Torah at Mount Sinai

The Ninth of Av, fast commemorating the destruction of the two Temples

Rosh Hashanah marks the start of the Jewish near year

Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, is a day of fasting and repentance

The Festival of Booths - with Lulav and Etrog in hand