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Rosh Hashana in the United States

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 in Texas, where it is a day off for the general population, and schools and most businesses are closed.

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 HashanaState holidayTexas*
2017ThuSep 21Rosh HashanaState holidayTexas*
2018MonSep 10Rosh HashanaState holidayTexas*
2019MonSep 30Rosh HashanaState holidayTexas*
2020SatSep 19Rosh HashanaState holidayTexas*
2021TueSep 7Rosh HashanaState holidayTexas*
2022MonSep 26Rosh HashanaState holidayTexas*
2023SatSep 16Rosh HashanaState holidayTexas*
2024ThuOct 3Rosh HashanaState holidayTexas*
2025TueSep 23Rosh HashanaState holidayTexas*
2026SatSep 12Rosh HashanaState holidayTexas*
* Holiday is optional in Texas.

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