Tuesday June 18, 2019

Rosh Hashana 2020

Man blowing the Shofar in front of the Western wall in Jerusalem.Man blowing the Shofar in front of the Western wall in Jerusalem.

Rosh Hashana for the year 2020 starts on Saturday, September 19th ending the 2 day celebration at sundown on Sunday, September 20. Because the Jewish calendar is a lunar calendar, the holiday begins on the sunset of the previous day on the evening of Friday, September 18th.

Rosh Hashana celebrates the Jewish New Year for Jewish Americans. Rosh Hashana 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 Hashana are the two most important days of atonement that most practicing Jews will observe in the calendar year.

Saturday, September 19th is day number 263 of the 2020 calendar year with 1 year, 3 months, 1 day until the start of the 2 day celebration/ observance of Rosh Hashana 2020.

More information on Rosh Hashana. (Traditions, Customs and History)

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

September 2020 Holidays

Date Holiday Details Days to Go
Sep 7 - Mon Labor Day 2020Federal Holiday447
Sep 11 - FriPatriot Day 2020Observance451
Sep 13 - SunNational Grandparents Day 2020Observance453
Sep 17 - ThursConstitution Citizenship Day 2020Observance457
Sept 19 - Sat Rosh Hashana 2020 Jewish459
Sep 22 - Tues Fall/ Spring - September equinox 2020 Season462
Sept 28 - Mon Yom Kippur 2020 Jewish468

Rosh Hashana by Year