Tuesday June 18, 2019

Simchat Torah 2020

Children reading the scrolls.Children reading the scrolls.

Simchat Torah for the year 2020 is celebrated/ observed on sundown of Saturday, October 10th ending at sundown on Sunday, October 11.

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.

Sunday, October 11th is day number 285 of the 2020 calendar year with 1 year, 3 months, 23 days until Simchat Torah 2020.

More information on Simchat Torah. (Traditions, Customs and History)

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

October 2020 Holidays

Date Holiday Details Days to Go
Oct 3 - SatSukkot 2020Jewish473
Oct 5 - MonChild Health Day 2020Observance475
Oct 9 - FriLeif Erikson 2020Observance479
Oct 10 - SatShemini Atzeret 2020Jewish480
Oct 11 - SunSimchat Torah 2020Jewish481
Oct 12 - Mon Columbus Day 2020Federal Holiday482
Oct 16 - FriBoss's Day 2020Observance486
Oct 17 - SatNavratri 2020Hindu487
Oct 25 - SunDussehra 2020Hindu495
Oct 29 - Thurs The Prophet's Birthday 2020 Muslim499
Oct 31 - Sat Halloween 2020 Observance501

Simchat Torah by Year