Israel Holidays 2016

Holidays and Observances:
Rosh HaShannah – Tishri 1
Fast of Gedaliah – Tishri 3
Yom Kippur – Tishri 10
Sukkot (including Simchat Torah) – Tishri 15
Chanukah – Kheshvan 25
Fast of Tevet – Tevet 10
Tu B’Shevat – Shevat 15
Purim – Adar 14
Passover – Nisan 15 (14th at sundown)
Shavuot – 6 Sivan
Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Memorial Day) -Nisan 27
Yom Hazikaron – Iyyar 4
Israel Independence Day – Iyyar 5
Lag B’Omer – Iyyar 18
Yom Yerushalayim – Iyyar 28
Fast of Tammuz – Tammuz 17
Tisha B’Av – Av 9
Tu B’Av – Av 15

The Details of Weekdays :

General News  Name  Meaning
Sunday Yom Reeshone First day
Manday Yom Shaynee Second day
Tuesday Yom Shlee´shee Third day
Wednesday Yom Revee´ee Fourth day
Thursday Yom Khah´mee´shee Fifth day
Friday Yom Ha´shee´shee Sixth day
Saturday Shabbat Rest

The Details of the Months:

Babylonian Calendar Meaning of Month  Biblical Calendar Meaning of Biblical Months
(Harvesting)
Biblical Feasts
Nisan Redemption Abib Ripening of grain (Barley, Wheat) Passover, Unleavened Bread, Firstfruits
Iyyar Self improvement Ziv Barley harvest
Sivan Giving of Torah 3rd Wheat harvest Feast of Weeks (Pentecost)
Tammuz Sin of the Golden Calf 4th
Av Av the Comforter 5th
Elul Repentance 6th Fruit harvest
Tishri Ancients Ethan-im Ever-flowing streams Rosh HaShannah, Yom Kippur, Succot
Kheshvan The Flood
(of Noach)
Bul Produce (in the sense of rain)
Kislev (Restful) Sleep 9th
Tevet Divine Grace 10th
Shevat Tree of Life 11th
Adar Good Fortune 12th name name
*Adar II

*Additional month added during Leap Years. About every 3rd year. There are 7 leap years in a 19 year cycle.

Holidays and Festivals in 2016

Holy Day  Dates  Description
Purim Mar 24 Th Purim is one of the most joyous day
Pesach April 21-22, 2016
April 22-29, 2016
Passover, the Feast of Unleavened Bread
Shavuot June 12 Festival of Weeks
Tish’a B’Av August 14 The Ninth of Av, fast commemorating the destruction of the two Temples
Rosh Hashana October 3-4 The  New Year
Yom Kippur October 11-12 Day of Atonement
Sukkot October 16- 23 Feast of Tabernacles
Shmini Atzeret Eighth Day of Assembly
Simchat Torah Day of Celebrating the Torah
Chanukah Dec 25- Jan 1 2016 Festival of Lights

Rosh Chodesh – Beginning of the Month| Head of the Month

Holy Day  Dates  Description
Rosh Chodesh Sh’vat January 10 Beginning of new  month of Sh’vat
Rosh Chodesh Adar February 8 Beginning of new  month of Adar
Rosh Chodesh Adar II March 9 Beginning of new  month of Adar II (on leap years)
Rosh Chodesh Nisan April 7 Beginning of new  month of Nisan
Rosh Chodesh Iyyar May 6 Beginning of new  month of Iyyar
Rosh Chodesh Sivan June 5 Beginning of new month of Sivan
Rosh Chodesh Tamuz July 4 Beginning of new month of Tamuz
Rosh Chodesh Av August 2 Beginning of new  month of Av
Rosh Chodesh Elul September 1 Beginning of new  month of Elul
Rosh Chodesh Cheshvan October 1 Beginning of new month of Cheshvan
Rosh Chodesh Kislev November 29 Beginning of new  month of Kislev
Rosh Chodesh Tevet December 29 Beginning of new  month of Tevet

Notes:

Scriptures References:

NEH 2:1 – And it came to pass in the month Nisan, in the twentieth year of Artaxerxes the king, that wine was before him; and I took up the wine, and gave it to the king. Now I had never been sad before in his presence.

EST 3:7 –  In the first month, that is, the month Nisan, in the twelfth year of king Ahasuerus, they cast Pur, that is, the lot, before Haman from day to day, and from month to month, to the twelfth month, that is, the month Adar.

EST 8:9 – Then were the king’s scribes called at that time in the third month, that is, the month Sivan, on its twenty third day; And it was written according to all that Mordecai commanded to the Jews, and to the satraps, and the governors and the princes of the provinces which are from Hodu* to Kush**, one hundred twenty and seven provinces, to every province according to its writing, and to every people in their own language, and to the Jews according to their writing, and according to their language.

Note: *India and ** That is, the upper Nile region


NEH 6:15 – So the wall was finished in the twenty fifth day of the month Elul, in fifty two days.

ZEC 7:1 – And it came to pass in the fourth year of king Darius, that the word of the Lord came to Zechariah on the fourth day of the ninth month, which is Kislev;

NEH 1:1 –  The words of Nehemiah the son of Hachaliah. And it came to pass in the month Kislev, in the twentieth year, when I was in Shushan the capital,

EST 2:16 – So Esther was taken to king Ahasuerus to his royal palace in the tenth month, which is the monthTebeth, in the seventh year of his reign.

ZEC 1:7 – On the twenty fourth day of the eleventh month, which is the month Shebat, in the second year of Darius, the word of the Lord came to Zechariah, the son of Berechiah, the son of Iddo the prophet, saying:

EST 3:7 –  In the first month, that is, the month Nisan, in the twelfth year of king Ahasuerus, they cast Pur, that is, the lot, before Haman from day to day, and from month to month, to the twelfth month, that is, the month Adar.

EST 3:13 – And the letters were sent by couriers to all the king’s provinces, to destroy, to kill, and to annihilate all Jews, both young and old, little children and women, in one day, on the thirteenth day of the twelfth month, which is the month Adar, and to plunder their goods.

EST 8:12 – On one day in all the provinces of king Ahasuerus,on the thirteenth day of the twelfth month, which is the month Adar.

EST 9:1 – And in the twelfth month, that is, the month Adar, on the thirteenth day of the same, when the king’s command and his decree drew near to be put in execution, in the day that the enemies of the Jews hoped to have power over them, though it was turned to the contrary, that the Jews had rule over those who hated them

EST 9:15-21 – For the Jews who were in Shushan gathered themselves together also on the fourteenth day of the month Adar, and slew three hundred men at Shushan; but on the plunder they did not lay their hand.
16. But the other Jews who were in the king’s provinces gathered themselves together, and stood for their lives, and had rest from their enemies, and slew of their foes seventy five thousand, but they laid not their hands on the plunder,
17. On the thirteenth day of the month Adar; and on the fourteenth day of the same they rested, and made it a day of feasting and gladness.
18. But the Jews who were at Shushan assembled together on the thirteenth day of the month, and on the fourteenth day; and on the fifteenth day of the same they rested, and made it a day of feasting and gladness.
19. Therefore the Jews of the villages, who lived in the unwalled towns, make the fourteenth day of the month Adar a day of gladness and feasting, and a holiday, and of sending portions one to another.
20. And Mordecai wrote these things, and sent letters to all the Jews that were in all the provinces of the king Ahasuerus, both near and far
21. To establish this among them, that they should keep the fourteenth day of the month Adar, and the fifteenth day of the same, yearly

EZRA 6:15 – And this house was finished on the third day of the month Adar, which was in the sixth year of the reign of Darius the king.

– The Month of Abib

EXO 13:4 – This day came you out in the month Abib.

EXO 23:15 – You shall keep the Feast of Unleavened Bread; you shall eat unleavened bread seven days, as I commanded you, in the time appointed in the month Abib; for in it you came out from Egypt; and none shall appear before me empty;

EXO 34:18 – The Feast of Unleavened Bread shall you keep. Seven days you shall eat unleavened bread, as I commanded you, in the time of the month Abib; for in the month Abib you came out from Egypt.

DEU 16:1 – Observe the month of Abib, and keep the Passover to the Lord your God; for in the month of b the Lord your God brought you out of Egypt by night.

The Month of Ziv

1KI 6:1 – And it came to pass in the four hundred and eightieth* year after the people of Israel came out of the land of Egypt, in the fourth year of Solomon’s reign over Israel, in the month Ziv, which is the second month, that he began to build the house of the Lord.

1KI 6:37 – In the fourth year was the foundation of the house of the Lord laid, in the month Ziv;

The Month of Bul

1KI 6:38 – And in the eleventh year, in the month Bul, which is the eighth month, was the house finished in all its parts, and according to all its specifications. And he was seven years in building it.

The Month of Ethanim

1KI 8:2 – And all the men of Israel assembled themselves to king Solomon at the feast in the monthEthanim, which is the seventh month.