Tuesday May 26, 2020

Shemini Atzeret 2015


Children with squash and corn husks celebrating Shemini Atzeret.
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Shemini Atzeret
Monday October 5
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or -1695 days

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Columbus Day
Monday October 12
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Halloween Day
Saturday October 31
-4 years, -6 months, -26 days
or -1669 days

Shemini Atzeret for the year 2015 is celebrated/ observed on sundown of Sunday, October 4th ending at sundown on Monday, October 5th.


Shemini Atzeret, with Shemini meaning eighth follows the seven day holiday of Sukkot and can be considered the eighth day of Sukkot in many ways but not all ways. This day on the Hebrew calendar falls on 22 Tishrei. Many in Israel will celebrate Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah on the same day, however others in the rest of the world will celebrate them one day after the other making them two separate holidays with Simchat Torah falling on 23 Tishrei.

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 Shemini Atzeret 2015

Monday, October 5th is day number 278 of the 2015 calendar year with -4 years, -7 months, -21 days until Shemini Atzeret 2015.


Shemini Atzeret
Name(s):Shemini Atzeret, Eight day of Assembly
Type:Observance, Jewish
When:22nd of Tishrei in Hebrew Calendar

Dates for Shemini Atzeret

HolidayDateDays to Go
Shemini Atzeret 2019 Monday, October 21, 2019 -218
Shemini Atzeret 2020 Saturday, October 10, 2020 137
Shemini Atzeret 2021 Tuesday, September 28, 2021 490
Shemini Atzeret 2022 Monday, October 17, 2022 874
Shemini Atzeret 2023 Saturday, October 07, 2023 1229
Shemini Atzeret 2024 Thursday, October 24, 2024 1612


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