Friday December 01, 2023

Rosh Hashanah 2008

Man blowing the Shofar in front of the Western wall in Jerusalem.
September 2008
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa

Labor Day
Monday September 1
-15 years, -3 months
or -5569 days


Grandparents Day
Sunday September 14
-15 years, -2 months, -17 days
or -5556 days


Constitution Citizenship Day
Wednesday September 17
-15 years, -2 months, -14 days
or -5553 days


Rosh Hashanah
Tuesday September 30
-15 years, -2 months, -1 days
or -5540 days

Rosh Hashanah for the year 2008starts on Tuesday, September 30th ending the 2 day celebration at sundown on Wednesday, October 1st. For the Jewish calendar night begins before day, thus the holiday begins on the sunset of the previous day on the evening of Monday, September 29th.

Rosh Hashanah celebrates the Jewish New Year for Jewish Americans. Rosh Hashanah begins on the first day of the seventh month in the Jewish calendar. The Day of Remembrance or the Day of Blowing the Shofar are other names for this holiday. Yom Kippur and Rosh Hashanah are the two most important days of atonement that most practicing Jews will observe in the calendar year.

Why do Jewish holidays start at nighttime?

According to the Torah, the story of creation in Genesis says “And it was evening, and it was morning day one”, “And it was evening, and it was morning; the second day”, thus night comes before day. So for the Jewish calendar all days begin at nightfall and end the next day at nightfall including holidays.

Days to the start of Rosh Hashanah 2008

Tuesday, September 30th is day number 274 of the 2008 calendar year with -15 years, -2 months, -1 day until the start of the 2 day celebration/ observance of Rosh Hashanah 2008.

Rosh Hashanah
Name(s):Rosh Hashanah, Jewish New Year, Day of Remembrance, Day of Blowing the Shofar
Type:Observance, Jewish
When:First day of Tishrei on Hebrew Calendar

Dates for Rosh Hashanah

HolidayDateDays to Go
Rosh Hashanah 2022 Monday, September 26, 2022 -431
Rosh Hashanah 2023 Saturday, September 16, 2023 -76
Rosh Hashanah 2024 Thursday, October 03, 2024 307
Rosh Hashanah 2025 Tuesday, September 23, 2025 662
Rosh Hashanah 2026 Saturday, September 12, 2026 1016
Rosh Hashanah 2027 Saturday, October 02, 2027 1401