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 7 months, 25 days until the start of the 2 day celebration/ observance of Rosh Hashana 2020.
|Name(s):||Rosh Hashana, Jewish New Year, Day of Remembrance, Day of Blowing the Shofar|
|When:||First day of Tishrei on Hebrew Calendar|
Dates for Rosh Hashana
|Holiday||Date||Days to Go|
|Rosh Hashana 2019||Monday, September 30, 2019||-117|
|Rosh Hashana 2020||Saturday, September 19, 2020||238|
|Rosh Hashana 2021||Tuesday, September 07, 2021||591|
|Rosh Hashana 2022||Monday, September 26, 2022||975|
|Rosh Hashana 2023||Saturday, September 16, 2023||1330|
|Rosh Hashana 2024||Thursday, October 03, 2024||1713|