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Rosh Hashanah 2016

Man blowing the Shofar in front of the Western wall in Jerusalem.
October 2016
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Rosh Hashanah
Monday October 3
-7 years, -6 months, -21 days
or -2760 days


Columbus Day
Monday October 10
-7 years, -6 months, -14 days
or -2753 days


Halloween Day
Monday October 31
-7 years, -5 months, -24 days
or -2732 days

Rosh Hashanah for the year 2016 starts on Monday, October 3rd ending the 2 day celebration at sundown on Tuesday, October 4th. For the Jewish calendar night begins before day, thus the holiday begins on the sunset of the previous day on the evening of Sunday, October 2nd.

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 2016

Monday, October 3rd is day number 277 of the 2016 calendar year with -7 years, -6 months, -21 days until the start of the 2 day celebration/ observance of Rosh Hashanah 2016.

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 2023 Saturday, September 16, 2023 -221
Rosh Hashanah 2024 Thursday, October 03, 2024 162
Rosh Hashanah 2025 Tuesday, September 23, 2025 517
Rosh Hashanah 2026 Saturday, September 12, 2026 871
Rosh Hashanah 2027 Saturday, October 02, 2027 1256
Rosh Hashanah 2028 Wednesday, September 20, 2028 1610