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When is Shemini Atzeret / Simchat Torah in 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020?

When is Shemini Atzeret / Simchat Torah in 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020?

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The holiday of Shemini Atzeret/Simchat Torah falls on the Hebrew calendar dates of 22-23 Tishrei. Shemini Atzeret is on the former date and Simchat Torah is on the latter. In 2017, it is celebrated from sundown on October 11 until nightfall on October 13

Here are the coinciding secular dates for the upcoming years:

2018:   Sundown on September 30 - nightfall on October 2

2019:   Sundown on October 20 - nightfall on October 22

2020:   Sundown on October 9 - nightfall on October 11

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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Lydia Malaysia October 4, 2015

costumes, colours Shalom

Is there any particular colour(s) to wear during Shemini Atzeret/Simchat Torah. Is wearing white good enough? Thanks and regards. Shalom Reply

Chabad.org Staff via mychabad.org September 25, 2013

Yizkor candle Hi, you light the yahrtzeit candle this evening, Wednesday, before the holiday candles and say yizkor tomorrow. Reply

Anonymous NY September 25, 2013

Light Yizkor Candle Hello, just confused. I need to light a candle for my father, but I don't know if I need to do that at sundown tonight (Wed, 9/25/13) or sundown tomorrow night (Thurs, 9/26/13). Thanks Reply