When is the Start of Rosh Hashanah 2016?


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Rosh Hashanah

When is the start of Rosh Hashanah 2016? See our chart with dates and the meaning of this religious holiday.

Rosh Hashanah

This Day of Judgment (also called Day of Memorial) marks the beginning of the Jewish New Year and the beginning of the Ten Days of Penitence (or Repentance), which end on Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. The shofar, traditionally made of ram’s horn, is blown 100 times on Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. Rosh Hashanah is a celebration of the creation of the world in the Jewish tradition.

Rosh Hashanah Start Dates

Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, lands in the Hebrew month Tishrei on the first and second day. Here are the coinciding secular dates for the upcoming years:


Rosh Hashanah begins:

2016 Saturday, October 3 at sundown
2017 Wednesday, September 20 at sundown
2018 Sunday, September 9 at sundown

If you observe Rosh Hashanah, please share your traditions below!


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