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When is the Ninth of Av in 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020?

When is the Ninth of Av in 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020?


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

2018:   July 21-22

2019:   August 10-11

2020:   July 29-30

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 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020?
When is Sukkot in 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020?
When is Shemini Atzeret / Simchat Torah in 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020?
When is Chanukah in 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020?
When is Purim in 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020?
When is Passover in 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020?
When is Shavuot in 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020?
When is the Ninth of Av in 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020?

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Alison Portland, OR September 26, 2016

Tisha B'Av What if a person is born on Tisha B'Av? Reply

Ben-Tzion Monsey July 18, 2017
in response to Alison:

I believe there's a gemorah which says that Moshiach is born on Tisha B'av. Nevertheless, the birthday cake has to be delayed! Reply

Bill White UK August 1, 2017
in response to Ben-Tzion:

It says he was conceived on Tisha B'Av ... Reply

Ben -Tzion Monsey August 2, 2017
in response to Ben-Tzion:

Thank you. Looks like I blew it! What can I do to make-up for it? Anything??

Thanks again. :)

P.S. Where is Monsey? Reply

Avraham Tel Aviv August 14, 2016

Hopefully there will not be 9 Av next year because Mashiach will come. Reply

Jonathan Kubis June 27, 2016

Tisha B'Av The fast commemorates the sin of the 12 Spies.(Mishnah Taanit 4:6
The destruction of the First and Second Temples which both occurred on Av 9.
The Romans crushed The Bar Kokhba's revolt and destroyed the city of Betar, killing over 100,000 Jews, on July 8, 132 (Av 9)
Most religious communities now also use Tisha B'Av to mourn the 6,000,000 Jews who perished in the Holocaust Reply

CB via 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. Reply

C P Kelley Hollywood, CA 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? Reply

Anonymous 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.... Reply

Louis August Cadard III Carriere 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? Reply

Anonymous February 14, 2014

Thanks so much Reply

Lynn Lites Arizona, USA 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! Reply

Anonymous Jersey shore 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. Reply

Menachem Posner for November 11, 2009

This is indeed the case. You can read more about these and other catastrophic events of the day here. Reply

Anonymous Longwood, NC November 11, 2009

Tisha b'Av Were both temples actually destroyed on this date in history? Reply

Bernie Colorado July 21, 2017
in response to Anonymous:

This site says yes. Reply