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Shemini Atzeret 2023

Children with squash and corn husks celebrating Shemini Atzeret.
October 2023
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Shemini Atzeret
Saturday October 7
-9 months, -7 days
or -281 days


Columbus Day
Monday October 9
-9 months, -5 days
or -279 days


Halloween Day
Tuesday October 31
-8 months, -14 days
or -257 days

Shemini Atzeret for the year 2023 is celebrated/ observed on sundown of Friday, October 6th ending at sundown on Saturday, October 7.

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 2023

Saturday, October 7th is day number 280 of the 2023 calendar year with -9 months, -7 days until Shemini Atzeret 2023.

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 2023 Saturday, October 07, 2023 -281
Shemini Atzeret 2024 Thursday, October 24, 2024 102
Shemini Atzeret 2025 Tuesday, October 14, 2025 457
Shemini Atzeret 2026 Saturday, October 03, 2026 811
Shemini Atzeret 2027 Saturday, October 23, 2027 1196
Shemini Atzeret 2028 Wednesday, October 11, 2028 1550