Sephardic custom when Yahrzeit falls on Adar

Omid 5 years ago updated by Michael J. Radwin 3 years ago 2


My understanding is that, for Sephardic Jews, all anniversaries (including Yahrzeit) that occurred on Adar, are observed on Adar II (Adar sheni) on leap years. This is different from the Ashkenazi custom as is briefly explained here:


It would be great to

1.) For such dates, add a note/warning at the top of the page.

2.) Eventually, offer a setting on this page to switch to Sephardic version.

Thank you

Under review

This is an excellent suggestion. We will consider this feature for a future version of our Yahrzeit calculator.