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Rosh Hashana in Israel

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 a public holiday. It is a day off for the general population, and schools and most businesses are closed.

In 2020, it falls on a Saturday, and some businesses may choose to follow Saturday 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 Type
2015MonSep 14Rosh HashanaNational holiday, Hebrew
2016MonOct 3Rosh HashanaNational holiday, Hebrew
2017ThuSep 21Rosh HashanaNational holiday, Hebrew
2018MonSep 10Rosh HashanaNational holiday, Hebrew
2019MonSep 30Rosh HashanaNational holiday, Hebrew
2020SatSep 19Rosh HashanaNational holiday, Hebrew
2021TueSep 7Rosh HashanaNational holiday, Hebrew
2022MonSep 26Rosh HashanaNational holiday, Hebrew
2023SatSep 16Rosh HashanaNational holiday, Hebrew
2024ThuOct 3Rosh HashanaNational holiday, Hebrew
2025TueSep 23Rosh HashanaNational holiday, Hebrew

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