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HebrewCalendar Class

Represents the Hebrew calendar.

Namespace:  System.Globalization
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)
[SerializableAttribute]
[ComVisibleAttribute(true)]
public class HebrewCalendar : Calendar

The Hebrew calendar recognizes two eras: B.C.E. (before the common era) and A.M. (Latin "Anno Mundi", which means "the year of the world"). This implementation of the HebrewCalendar class recognizes only the current era (A.M.) and the Hebrew years 5343 to 5999 (1583 to 2239 in the Gregorian calendar).

In every 19-year cycle that ends with a year that is evenly divisible by 19, the 3rd, 6th, 8th, 11th, 14th, 17th, and 19th years are leap years. A common year can have from 353 to 355 days, depending on the placement of Jewish holidays. A leap year can have from 383 to 385 days.

The Hebrew calendar has 12 months during common years and 13 months during leap years:

GetMonth value (common year)

GetMonth value (leap year)

Month

Days in common years

Days in leap years

1

1

תשרי (Tishrei)

30

30

2

2

חשון (Cheshvan)

29/30

29/30

3

3

כסלו (Kislev)

29/30

29/30

4

4

טבת (Tevet)

29

29

5

5

שבט (Shevat)

30

30

6

-

אדר (Adar)

29

-

-

6

אדר א (Adar Alef)

-

30

-

7

אדר ב (Adar Beit)

-

29

7

8

ניסן (Nissan)

30

30

8

9

אייר (Iyar)

29

29

9

10

סיון (Sivan)

30

30

10

11

תמוז (Tamuz)

29

29

11

12

אב (Av)

30

30

12

13

אלול (Elul)

29

29

The days in Cheshvan and Kislev vary depending on the placement of Jewish holidays. During leap years, Adar is replaced by Adar Alef with 30 days and Adar Beit with 29 days. Adar Beit is considered the leap month. The last day of Adar Alef and all the days in Adar Beit are considered leap days.

The date January 1, 2001 A.D. in the Gregorian calendar is equivalent to the sixth day of Tevet in the year 5761 A.M. in the Hebrew calendar.

Each CultureInfo supports a set of calendars. The Calendar property returns the default calendar for the culture, and the OptionalCalendars property returns an array containing all the calendars supported by the culture. To change the calendar used by a CultureInfo, the application should set the Calendar property of CultureInfo.DateTimeFormat to a new Calendar.

System.Object
  System.Globalization.Calendar
    System.Globalization.HebrewCalendar
Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0
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