Sunday September 19, 2021

Shemini Atzeret 2021

Children with squash and corn husks celebrating Shemini Atzeret.
September 2021
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Labor Day
Monday September 6
-13 days


Grandparents Day
Sunday September 12
-7 days


Constitution Citizenship Day
Friday September 17
-2 days


Todays Date
September 19


Shemini Atzeret
Tuesday September 28
9 days


Shemini Atzeret for the year 2021 is celebrated/ observed on sundown of Monday, September 27th ending at sundown on Tuesday, September 28.

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 2021

Tuesday, September 28th is day number 271 of the 2021 calendar year with 9 days until Shemini Atzeret 2021.

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 2020 Saturday, October 10, 2020 -344
Shemini Atzeret 2021 Tuesday, September 28, 2021 9
Shemini Atzeret 2022 Monday, October 17, 2022 393
Shemini Atzeret 2023 Saturday, October 07, 2023 748
Shemini Atzeret 2024 Thursday, October 24, 2024 1131
Shemini Atzeret 2025 Tuesday, October 14, 2025 1486