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When is Shemini Atzeret?

Shemini Atzeret literally means the Eighth day of Assembly. This holiday follows the seven days of Sukkot but is a separate holiday in its own right. As the seven days of Sukkot are over, pleasant weather is no longer needed. So, on this holiday, the Tefilat Geshem (prayer for rain) is performed. This holiday marks the beginning of the raining season.

Shemini Atzeret Dates

Year Starts on Sunset on Ends at Sunset on
2013 Wednesday, September 25th Thursday, September 26th
2014 Wednesday, October 15th Thursday, October 16th
2015 Sunday, October 4th Monday, October 5th
2016 Sunday, October 23rd Monday, October 24th
2017 Wednesday, October 11th Thursday, October 12th
2018 Sunday, November 30th Monday, October 1st
2019 Sunday, October 20th Monday, October 21st
2020 Friday, October 9th Saturday, October 10th

Note: some consider Shemini Atzeret a two-day holiday which includes the following Simchat Torah holiday, while others consider Simchat Torah a unique and separate holiday on its own.

Other Jewish Holidays

When is Rosh HaShanah?

When is Yom Kippur?

When is Sukkot?

When is Shemini Atzeret?

When is Simchat Torah?

When is Hanukkah?

When is Tu B'Shevat?

When is Purim?

When is Passover (Pesach)?

When is Lag B'Omer?

When is Shavuot?

When is Tisha Bav?






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