Also known as Chanukah or the Festival of Lights, the festival of Hanukkah is a major Jewish festival. It is a holiday period in Israel, with schools closing, though it is not a national holiday.
Purim is a popular Jewish holiday that remembers the deliverance of the Jewish people from a plot to destroy all of them as recorded in the Book of Esther.
Also known as Pesach or Pesah, this is an eight-day Jewish holiday (seven days in Israel) that remembers the exodus of the Israelites from Egypt.
Pentecost, or Shavuot, (‘seven weeks’) (pronounced: shah-voo-OH-t) is one of the three Biblical pilgrimage festivals.
Rosh Hashanah is observed the first and second day of the seventh month of the Jewish religious year, Tishri. This means it usually takes place in September in the western calendar.
Sukkot is also known as Succoth, Sukkos, Feast of Booths or Feast of Tabernacles. It is a Biblical festival that occurs in autumn on the 15th day of the month of Tishri (generally late September to late October in western calendars).
Following closely after Sukkot, Simchat Torah is a Jewish holiday that celebrates the end of the annual cycle of Torah readings, and marks the beginning of a new annual cycle. It is celebrated on the 22nd day of the month of Tishrei.