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Rosh Hashana in Germany

Rosh Hashana is celebrated as the Jewish New Year among many Jewish communities worldwide. It starts 163 days after the first day of Passover. Rosh Hashana lasts for up to two days in many communities.

Is Rosh Hashana a Public Holiday?

Rosh Hashana is not a public holiday. Businesses have normal opening hours.

The shofar is an important symbol of Rosh Hashana (also known as Rosh Hoshanah).

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About Rosh Hashana

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Rosh Hashana Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday TypeArea
2016MonOct 3Rosh HashanaObservance, HebrewBY, HB, NRW, SL
2017ThuSep 21Rosh HashanaObservance, HebrewBY, HB, NRW, SL
2018MonSep 10Rosh HashanaObservance, HebrewBY, HB, NRW, SL
2019MonSep 30Rosh HashanaObservance, HebrewBY, HB, NRW, SL
2020SatSep 19Rosh HashanaObservance, HebrewBY, HB, NRW, SL
2021TueSep 7Rosh HashanaObservance, HebrewBY, HB, NRW, SL
2022MonSep 26Rosh HashanaObservance, HebrewBY, HB, NRW, SL
2023SatSep 16Rosh HashanaObservance, HebrewBY, HB, NRW, SL
2024ThuOct 3Rosh HashanaObservance, HebrewBY, HB, NRW, SL
2025TueSep 23Rosh HashanaObservance, HebrewBY, HB, NRW, SL
2026SatSep 12Rosh HashanaObservance, HebrewBY, HB, NRW, SL

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