Printable Jewish Calendar
On this site you will find a huge selection of free printable Jewish calendars in a variety of designs and colors. Some of the calendars can be personalized with your own photos and important dates.
What is a Jewish Calendar?
A Jewish Calendar is basically a regular calendar (Gregorian calendar) which includes Jewish holidays and Hebrew dates (since the date of Jewish holidays are determined by the Hebrew date).
The Jewish calendar is a lunisolar calendar. It is used to determine the dates for Jewish holidays and/or Jewish religious observances.
The Jewish calendar is approximately six minutes longer than the solar year so every 231 years it falls a day behind the Gregorian calendar year.
How many months in the Jewish Calendar?
There are twelve months in the Jewish calendar and each month has either 29 or 30 days. The 12 months are called: Tishrei, Heshvan, Kisev, Tevet, Shevat, Adar, Nissan, Iyar, Sivan, Tammuz, Av and Elul. One lunar month is added every two to three years to synchronize with the solar year. This month is called Adar I and it is added after Shevat. The regular month of Adar is then referred to as Adar II.
How many days in the week according to the Jewish Calendar?
There are seven days in each week which are named according to the day number within the week. For example, Sunday is the first day and called “Yom Rishon” (day one). Monday is the second day of the week and called “yom sheni” (day two). The seventh day is called Shabbat (the Sabbath) which is the day of rest.
Each month starts with the new moon and each day starts from sunset to sunset the next day.