Wednesday September 30, 2020

Rosh Hashanah 2020

Man blowing the Shofar in front of the Western wall in Jerusalem.
September 2020
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa

Labor Day
Monday September 7
-23 days


Grandparents Day
Sunday September 13
-17 days


Constitution Citizenship Day
Thursday September 17
-13 days


Rosh Hashanah
Saturday September 19
-11 days


Todays Date
September 30

Rosh Hashanah for the year 2020 starts on the evening of Friday, September 18th ending the 2 day celebration at sundown on Sunday, September 20. For the Jewish calendar night begins before day, thus the holiday or festival begins on the sunset of the previous day.

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 2020

Saturday, September 19th is day number 263 of the 2020 calendar year with -11 days until the start of the 2 day celebration/ observance of Rosh Hashanah 2020.

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

Dates for Rosh Hashanah

HolidayDateDays to Go
Rosh Hashanah 2019 Monday, September 30, 2019 -366
Rosh Hashanah 2020 Saturday, September 19, 2020 -11
Rosh Hashanah 2021 Tuesday, September 07, 2021 342
Rosh Hashanah 2022 Monday, September 26, 2022 726
Rosh Hashanah 2023 Saturday, September 16, 2023 1081
Rosh Hashanah 2024 Thursday, October 03, 2024 1464