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When is Rosh Hashanah in 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020?

When is Rosh Hashanah in 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020?

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Hello! Here is important information for Rosh Hashanah 2017. Let’s begin with the dates:

  • Rosh Hashanah 2017 begins at sunset on Wednesday, September 20, 2017.
  • Rosh Hashanah ends at nightfall on Friday, September 22, 2017. (But please note that it is followed by Shabbat, which begins at Sunset on Friday.)

Moving on to the details… Rosh Hashanah (the Jewish New Year) is packed with mitzvahs, special foods and traditions, and it’s one of the most important holidays in the Jewish calendar.

Here’s how to celebrate this holiday in the best way possible:

  • Read up: We’ve compiled for you an article that includes everything you want to know about this holiday. Find out what is so special about this day and what you are supposed to do, by clicking here.
  • Listen to the shofar: The most important things to do on Rosh Hashanah is to hear the blowing of the shofar, the ram’s horn. We do this on both mornings of the holiday, most often at synagogue services.
  • Find a service near you: Wherever you are, chances are there is a Chabad near you hosting High Holiday services. No membership required! Click here to find a service now.
  • Cook a storm (or just a Rosh Hashanah brisket): Hundreds of recipes are waiting for you in our recipes section. Click here to start Rosh Hashanah cooking!
  • Stories, videos, fun for kids:They're all waiting for you in our Rosh Hashanah section. Hop right over by clicking here.

All of us at Chabad.org wish you Shanah Tovah, a sweet new year and a happy Rosh Hashanah!

When Is Rosh Hashanah in Other Years?

Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, falls on the Hebrew calendar dates of 1 and 2 Tishrei. Here are the coinciding secular dates for the upcoming years:

2018: September 9 at sundown - nightfall on September 11

2019: September 29 at sundown - nightfall on October 1

2020: September 18 at sundown - nightfall on September 20

Note: The Jewish calendar date begins at sundown of the night beforehand. Thus all holiday observances begin at sundown on the secular dates listed, with the following day being the first full day of the holiday. Jewish calendar dates conclude at nightfall.


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Marc August 31, 2017

Is it a 3 day yom Tov in 2017 with shabbos coming right after? Reply

Chana Benjaminson August 31, 2017
in response to Marc:

Correct. The first night of Yom Tov is a Wednesday. Reply

Eric Longview August 10, 2017

Rosh Hashana is every body s New Year , not just Jewish new year. Because is the creación of Adam and Eve. Reply

Steven Young October 1, 2016

Thank you for the insight,I realize this is more about our creator,than ourselves please keep up the good work Reply

Daniel Hong Kong September 22, 2016

Does this years Rosh Hashanah represents the beginning of a "Shmita" year - that's the end of a seven-year cycle when land is left idle, debts are forgiven, and you "open your heart" to the unfortunate. ? Reply

Chabad.org Staff via mychabad.org September 29, 2014

To Anonymous Holidays are observed according to the time of the location where one finds oneself, not according to Israel time. Reply

Anonymous USA September 27, 2014

Rosh Hashanah at sundown? I've been curious.... I know Rosh Hashanah begins at sundown of the day before, but is that sundown here in the US (or anywhere) or sundown in Israel? They are several hours different than the US, so that's why I ask because it puts a whole different time on it depending on where the sundown is observed. I'm a little confused on this so clarification would be nice. Thanks. :) Reply

oren September 19, 2017
in response to Anonymous:

it goes by your time zone not israel Reply

benjamin kariuki kenya September 25, 2014

good year and full of blessings.
Leshanah tovah tikateiv veteichateim Reply

Anonymous September 8, 2014

Rosh Hashanah starts You should comment here:
This year Rosh Hashanah represents the beginning of a "Shmita" year - that's the end of a seven-year cycle when land is left idle, debts are forgiven, and you "open your heart" to the unfortunate. Reply

Anonymous Philippines March 8, 2014

I just begin to know that my B-Day, September 4, 2013, is the first day of Nisan, Praying that G-d will give me wisdom to know more, the Jewish Sabbath rest and Holidays. This is my first time to got interested with Jewish holidays. Reply

Doug Polhemus Windsor Va. October 3, 2013

Rosh Hashanah Why does Rosh Hashanah fall out of the correct season should it not fall after the fall equinox. Leviticus 23:4 says they shall be proclaimed in their seasons (the feasts of the L_rd) Is there something in the Hebrew that I don't understand? Reply

Mary Hachita NM September 3, 2017
in response to Doug Polhemus:

Is the equinox a secular devised date(s)?
Based on roman greek ideas? Reply

Kenan Moss venezuela September 4, 2013

SHANAH TOVA L'CHOL AM YISRAEL. Reply

Anonymous September 24, 2011

Rosh Hashana Is New Year and Rosh Hashana, the same Holiday card.We have friends that are Jewish, but not sure what card is appropriate.could not find one on Rosh Hashana Reply

Steven UK August 8, 2017
in response to Anonymous:

Rosh Hashanah is the Hebrew for the Jewish New Year. Any card that reads "Shanah Tovah" in Hebrew or "Happy New Year" in English is fine. Reply

Rosey Parker September 14, 2011

We are learning about rosh Hashanah in our class has anyone got any ideas about how we can pass the message on in a fun way. Reply

Menachem Posner for Chabad.org September 19, 2010

RE: Curious to see if there is a correlation Rosh Hashanah in 1787 was on the 13th and 14th of September. In 1783 it was on the 22nd and 23rd of September. Reply

Anonymous Missoula, MT September 16, 2010

Curious to see if there is a correlation The US Constitution was signed 17 Sep 1787. Was this date on Rosh Hashanah for that year too? I would also like to know the date of Rosh Hashanah in 1827. Is there a way to find out? Reply

Anonymous barrie, canada September 9, 2010

well wisher happy rosh hashana to everyone. Reply

Horace W September 22, 2009

Shabbat Rosh Hashana cannot be on Sunday, Wednesday, or Friday. All other days are fair game. Reply

Anonymous Israel September 21, 2009

Rosh Hashana How often is the first day of Rosh Hashana on Shabat? Reply

Chaya Bachar Sequim, WA August 19, 2009

Jewish Year This year will be the Hebrew year of 5770 in case anyone wants to know - there is also a Hebrew date 'calculator' on the Internet that converts secular dates to Hebrew ones (month, day, and year). Reply

Anonymous New City August 6, 2009

holiday dates Please include the Jewish Year with the Jewish Month and Day. Thank you. Reply

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