Saturday April 01, 2023

Simchat Torah 2004

Children reading the scrolls.
October 2004
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Simchat Torah
Friday October 8
-18 years, -5 months, -24 days
or -6749 days


Columbus Day
Monday October 11
-18 years, -5 months, -21 days
or -6746 days


Halloween Day
Sunday October 31
-18 years, -5 months, -1 days
or -6726 days

Simchat Torah for the year 2004 is celebrated/ observed on sundown of Thursday, October 7th ending at sundown on Friday, October 8th.

Simchat Torah which means rejoicing with the Torah on the Hebrew calendar falls on 22 Tishrei (Israel) and 23 Tishrei (outside Israel). In Israel many will celebrate both Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah on the same day which happens to follow directly after the seven day holiday of Sukkot. Outside Israel many Jews will celebrate Simchat Torah the day after Shemini Atzeret is celebrated thus celebrated 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 Simchat Torah 2004

Friday, October 8th is day number 282 of the 2004 calendar year with -18 years, -5 months, -24 days until Simchat Torah 2004.

Simchat Torah
Name(s):Simchat Torah, Simhat Torah, Simchas Torah, Rejoicing with the Torah
Type:Observance, Jewish
When:22nd of Tishrei(Israel) 23rd Tishrei(outside Israel) in Hebrew Calendar

Dates for Simchat Torah

HolidayDateDays to Go
Simchat Torah 2022 Tuesday, October 18, 2022 -165
Simchat Torah 2023 Saturday, October 07, 2023 189
Simchat Torah 2024 Friday, October 25, 2024 573
Simchat Torah 2025 Wednesday, October 15, 2025 928
Simchat Torah 2026 Sunday, October 04, 2026 1282
Simchat Torah 2027 Sunday, October 24, 2027 1667