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When is the Ninth of Av in 2016 and 2017?

When is the Ninth of Av in 2016 and 2017?


The fast of Tisha b'Av falls on the Hebrew calendar date of 9 Av. Here are the coinciding secular dates for the upcoming years:

2016:   August 13-14

2017:   July 31-August 1

Note: The Jewish calendar date begins at sundown of the night beforehand. Thus the fast begins with sunset of the first secular date listed, and concludes at nightfall the following day.

See also:

When is Yom Kippur in 2016 and 2017?
When is Sukkot in 2016 and 2017?
When is Shemini Atzeret / Simchat Torah in 2016 and 2017?
When is Chanukah in 2016 and 2017?
When is Purim in 2016 and 2017?
When is Passover in 2016 and 2017?
When is Shavuot in 2016 and 2017?
When is the Ninth of Av in 2016 and 2017?

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June 15, 2015
To C. P.
Because we may not fast on Shabbat, (except when Yom Kippur coincides with Shabbat), the fast of Nine Av is pushed off to Saturday night and Sunday.
June 15, 2015
This year, a non-Jewish calendar has the New Moon on July 15. Presumably July 15/16 is the First Day of the Month of Av. Nine days later would be July 23/24. Is the date of Tisha b'Av "adjusted" to avoid conflict with Shabbat?
C P Kelley
Hollywood, CA
August 2, 2014
Other 9th of Av Historic Events
This goes back to when Israel sent spies into the promised land & most of them came back with a bad & fearful report.
World War 1 began on this date.
Hitler's Final Solution to eliminate the Jews was drafted on the day.
Gaza was evacuated and the land given to the Palestinians by the beginning of the date.
Jews kicked out of Spain. Jews kicked out of England. There is much more....
February 14, 2014
the date line & time zones
Does the day change for the 9th of Av on the other side of the earth? Why / why not?
Louis August Cadard III
February 14, 2014
Thanks so much
January 26, 2014
I realize this answer is much later in its forthcoming than your request (as I just read it myself) but yes, in case you never got your answer, the two temples were destroyed on Tisha B'av. Also it is the date when Jews were ejected from Spain and on another year on the same date they were expelled from England. This is just a handful of events - I know there are many more. I've likened it to a scratch in an LP record that extends the entire recording and sometimes when the needle hits the scratch major things happen, other times just a minor blip. It is a bonafide reason for fasting on this date - as catastrophies are bound to happen, and G-D works with dates, numbers and symbols when dealing with His people. Hope that helped for anyone wanting to know!
Lynn Lites
Arizona, USA
July 16, 2013
If a child does not listen to his parent, he will not get any treats or snacks and will possibly go to bed early. So to if an adult does not listen to his parent, G-d, he too will not get the treats he desires. We must all be aware that G-d made a beautiful world and man is the one who contaminated it with all the immorality and lack of faith.
Jersey shore
November 11, 2009
This is indeed the case. You can read more about these and other catastrophic events of the day here.
Menachem Posner for
November 11, 2009
Tisha b'Av
Were both temples actually destroyed on this date in history?
Longwood, NC