Saturday December 14, 2019

Rosh Hashana 2020


Man blowing the Shofar in front of the Western wall in Jerusalem.
September 2020
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Labor Day
Monday September 7
8 months, 24 days
or 268 days

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Grandparents Day
Sunday September 13
8 months, 30 days
or 274 days

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Constitution Citizenship Day
Thursday September 17
9 months, 3 days
or 278 days

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Rosh Hashana
Saturday September 19
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or 280 days

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Rosh Hashana for the year 2020 starts on Saturday, September 19th ending the 2 day celebration at sundown on Sunday, September 20. For the Jewish calendar night begins before day, thus 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.

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 including holidays.

Days to the start of Rosh Hashana 2020

Saturday, September 19th is day number 263 of the 2020 calendar year with 9 months, 5 days until the start of the 2 day celebration/ observance of Rosh Hashana 2020.


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

HolidayDateDays to Go
Rosh Hashana 2019 Monday, September 30, 2019 -75
Rosh Hashana 2020 Saturday, September 19, 2020 280
Rosh Hashana 2021 Tuesday, September 07, 2021 633
Rosh Hashana 2022 Monday, September 26, 2022 1017
Rosh Hashana 2023 Saturday, September 16, 2023 1372
Rosh Hashana 2024 Thursday, October 03, 2024 1755


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