Tuesday January 28, 2020

Rosh Hashana 2024

Man blowing the Shofar in front of the Western wall in Jerusalem.
October 2024
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Rosh Hashana
Thursday October 3
4 years, 8 months, 5 days
or 1710 days


Columbus Day
Monday October 14
4 years, 8 months, 16 days
or 1721 days


Halloween Day
Thursday October 31
4 years, 9 months, 3 days
or 1738 days

Rosh Hashana for the year 2024 starts on Thursday, October 3rd ending the 2 day celebration at sundown on Friday, October 4. For the Jewish calendar night begins before day, thus the holiday begins on the sunset of the previous day on the evening of Wednesday, October 2nd.

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 2024

Thursday, October 3rd is day number 277 of the 2024 calendar year with 4 years, 8 months, 5 days until the start of the 2 day celebration/ observance of Rosh Hashana 2024.

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 -120
Rosh Hashana 2020 Saturday, September 19, 2020 235
Rosh Hashana 2021 Tuesday, September 07, 2021 588
Rosh Hashana 2022 Monday, September 26, 2022 972
Rosh Hashana 2023 Saturday, September 16, 2023 1327
Rosh Hashana 2024 Thursday, October 03, 2024 1710