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Rosh Hashanah 2021

Man blowing the Shofar in front of the Western wall in Jerusalem.
September 2021
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa

Labor Day
Monday September 6
-2 years, -7 months, -12 days
or -955 days


Rosh Hashanah
Tuesday September 7
-2 years, -7 months, -11 days
or -954 days


Grandparents Day
Sunday September 12
-2 years, -7 months, -6 days
or -949 days


Constitution Citizenship Day
Friday September 17
-2 years, -7 months, -1 days
or -944 days


Rosh Hashanah for the year 2021 starts on the evening of Monday, September 6th ending the 2 day celebration at sundown on Wednesday, September 8. 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 2021

Tuesday, September 7th is day number 250 of the 2021 calendar year with -2 years, -7 months, -11 days until the start of the 2 day celebration/ observance of Rosh Hashanah 2021.

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 2023 Saturday, September 16, 2023 -215
Rosh Hashanah 2024 Thursday, October 03, 2024 168
Rosh Hashanah 2025 Tuesday, September 23, 2025 523
Rosh Hashanah 2026 Saturday, September 12, 2026 877
Rosh Hashanah 2027 Saturday, October 02, 2027 1262
Rosh Hashanah 2028 Wednesday, September 20, 2028 1616