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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 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 .


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.

Days to the start of Rosh Hashana 2020

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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

Dates for Rosh Hashana

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