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Rosh Hashana (New Year) 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 (New Year) a Public Holiday?

Rosh Hashana (New Year) is a public holiday. It is a day off for the general population, and schools and most businesses are closed.

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

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Rosh Hashana (New Year) Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2010ThuSep 9Rosh Hashana (New Year)National holiday, Hebrew
2011ThuSep 29Rosh Hashana (New Year)National holiday, Hebrew
2012MonSep 17Rosh Hashana (New Year)National holiday, Hebrew
2013ThuSep 5Rosh Hashana (New Year)National holiday, Hebrew
2014ThuSep 25Rosh Hashana (New Year)National holiday, Hebrew
2015MonSep 14Rosh Hashana (New Year)National holiday, Hebrew
2016MonOct 3Rosh Hashana (New Year)National holiday, Hebrew
2017ThuSep 21Rosh Hashana (New Year)National holiday, Hebrew
2018MonSep 10Rosh Hashana (New Year)National holiday, Hebrew
2019MonSep 30Rosh Hashana (New Year)National holiday, Hebrew
2020SatSep 19Rosh Hashana (New Year)National holiday, Hebrew

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