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Re: Calendar dates for 1999

> Hi,
> I'm updating the files `calendar' uses for 1999.  I've found data on
> most of next year's dates[1], but I haven't found anything about these
> ones (dates are from the 1998 calendar files):
> Judaic:

An almost complete calendar for 1999 (including all the ones you had
queries about):

02/01   Tu Bishvat (New Year for Trees)
03/01   Fast of Esther
03/02   Purim (Jews rescued from decrees of Haman)
03/03   Shushan Purim (Purim in Jerusalem)
04/01-04/08  Pesach (Passover)
04/14   Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Memorial Day)
04/20   Yom HaZikaron (Israeli Fallen Soldiers Remembrance Day)
04/21   Yom HaAtzmaut (Israel Independence Day)
05/04   Lag Ba`omer (Commemoration of the Great Rebellion)
05/14   Yom Yerushalayim (Reunification of Jerusalem)
05/21-05/22   Shavuot (Pentecost)
07/01   Fast of Shiv'a Asar B'Tammuz (Romans breach Wall of
        Jerusalem; fast day)
07/22   Fast of Tish'a B'Av (Babylon/Rome destroys Holy Temple; fast
07/28   Tu B'Av (Festival of Fifteenth of Av)
09/11-12   Rosh Hashanah (New Year)
09/13   Fast of Tzom Gedaliah (Fast commemorating assassination of
        Gedaliah, the head of the Jewish community in Israel during
        the Babylonian exile)
09/20   Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement; fast day)
09/25-10/01   Sukkot (Tabernacles)
10/01   Hoshana Rabbah (Day of final appeal for a good judgement; part
        of Sukkot)
10/02   Shmini Atzeret (Eighth day of Festival)
10/03   Simchat Torah (Rejoicing of the Law)
12/04-12/11   Chanukah (Festival of Lights)
12/19   Fast of Asara B'Tevet (Babylonians put siege on Jerusalem;
        fast day)
(Also, it's on 12/29/98 this year, and not as in the current calendar,
but never mind.)

Finally, I've used the Orthodox dates for Diaspora Jewry (i.e.,
outside of Israel).  In Israel and outside according to the Reform
(and possibly Conservative) practice, Pesach is one day shorter,
Shavuot is only one day, and Shmini Atzeret and Simchat Torah become
one day (10/02).




            Julian Gilbey             Email: J.D.Gilbey@qmw.ac.uk
       Dept of Mathematical Sciences, Queen Mary & Westfield College,
                  Mile End Road, London E1 4NS, ENGLAND
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