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Jewish calendar

Pesach Shavuoth Sukkoth Yom Kippur Rosh Hashanah Chanukah Purim

Lunar calendar used in Judaism.
The calendar is consisting of 354 days a year, but has a leap month 7 times every 19 years, so that the count of years in the Jewish calendar more or less follows the Christian (Gregorian).
The leap month is called Adar II, and can have either 29 or 30 days. A year with a leap month can be between 383 and 385 days in total. In a leap years, Purim is celebrated in Adar II.
The Jewish era starts on what would be October 5, 3761 BCE, which is seen as the moment of creation. In 2011 the Jewish calendar had advanced to the year 5771.
The system of the Jewish calendar was established by rabbi Hillel in the 4th century CE.

By Tore Kjeilen