There were 13 Jewish holidays and festivals observed in 2014, including Tu B'Shevat, observed on January 16; Purim, which was observed from March 15 through 16; Passover, which was observed from April 14 through 22; and ... More » World View Religion Judaism

Three common non-religious U.S. holidays and observances occurred in November 2014. These holidays were Election Day on November 4, Veterans' Day on November 11 and Thanksgiving Day on November 27. More » Holidays & Celebrations Holidays

Some traditional Jewish holidays are Purim, Pesach (or Passover), Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur and Hanukkah. Some modern Jewish holidays include Yom Ha-Shoah, or Holocaust Day and Yom HaAtzmaut, or Israel's Independence Day... More » World View Religion Judaism
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