Tuesday February 27, 2024

Rosh Hashanah 2017

Man blowing the Shofar in front of the Western wall in Jerusalem.
September 2017
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa

Labor Day
Monday September 4
-6 years, -5 months, -23 days
or -2367 days


Grandparents Day
Sunday September 10
-6 years, -5 months, -17 days
or -2361 days


Constitution Citizenship Day
Sunday September 17
-6 years, -5 months, -10 days
or -2354 days


Rosh Hashanah
Thursday September 21
-6 years, -5 months, -6 days
or -2350 days


Rosh Hashanah for the year 2017 starts on Thursday, September 21st ending the 2 day celebration at sundown on Friday, September 22. For the Jewish calendar night begins before day, thus the holiday begins on the sunset of the previous day on the evening of Wednesday, September 20th.

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 2017

Thursday, September 21st is day number 264 of the 2017 calendar year with -6 years, -5 months, -6 days until the start of the 2 day celebration/ observance of Rosh Hashanah 2017.

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 -519
Rosh Hashanah 2023 Saturday, September 16, 2023 -164
Rosh Hashanah 2024 Thursday, October 03, 2024 219
Rosh Hashanah 2025 Tuesday, September 23, 2025 574
Rosh Hashanah 2026 Saturday, September 12, 2026 928
Rosh Hashanah 2027 Saturday, October 02, 2027 1313