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Simchat Torah in Germany

Simchat Torah, also known as Simḥath Torah and Simkhes Toreh, is a Jewish holiday that celebrates the end of the annual cycle of public Torah readings. It is a component of Shemini Atzeret, a Jewish holiday that follows from the Sukkot (or Sukkoth) festival.

Is Simchat Torah a Public Holiday?

Simchat Torah is not a public holiday. It falls on Sunday, October 8, 2023 and most businesses follow regular Sunday opening hours in Germany.

Torah scrolls are used as part of the celebrations for Simchat Torah.

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About Simchat Torah

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Simchat Torah Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday TypeArea
2018TueOct 2Simchat TorahObservance, HebrewBremen
2019TueOct 22Simchat TorahObservance, HebrewBremen
2020SunOct 11Simchat TorahObservance, HebrewBremen
2021WedSep 29Simchat TorahObservance, HebrewBremen
2022TueOct 18Simchat TorahObservance, HebrewBremen
2023SunOct 8Simchat TorahObservance, HebrewBremen
2024FriOct 25Simchat TorahObservance, HebrewBremen
2025WedOct 15Simchat TorahObservance, HebrewBremen
2026SunOct 4Simchat TorahObservance, HebrewBremen
2027SunOct 24Simchat TorahObservance, HebrewBremen
2028FriOct 13Simchat TorahObservance, HebrewBremen

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