We hate to break the news to you, but the High Holidays are coming and this year they’re coming earlier than usual.
(Rosh Hashanah starts Monday night! Here’s a last minute checklist to get you ready.)
How early are the High Holidays this year? According to this website, the dates for this year are earlier than 92% of the possible times that they can possibly fall on the calendar. In fact the next time that they’ll come this early again is in 2032. (It if makes you feel better, next year the High Holidays are coming “late.”)
Traditionally, Elul (the Jewish month we are in right now) is meant to be used as a time for introspection and reflection. The point of Elul is to set the tone for the High Holiday period, so it’s all about taking personal stock of the past year and thinking about the year ahead.
Rosh Hashanah (1-2 Tishrei 5781)
The Jewish New Year begins at sunset on Monday, September 6, 2021 and ends at nightfall of Wednesday, September 8, 2021
Yom Kippur (9-10 Tishrei 5781)
Yom Kippur begins at sunset on Wednesday, September 15, 2021 and ends at nightfall on Thursday, September 16, 2021
Sukkot (15-21 Tishrei 5781)
Sukkot begins at sunset on Monday, September 20, 2021 and ends at nightfall of Monday, September 27, 2021
Shemini Atzeret & Simchat Torah (22-23 Tishrei 5781)
Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah begin on sunset of Monday, September 27, 2021 and end at nightfall of Wednesday, September 29, 2021
Keep track of all these dates (and share them with friends!) by downloading our High Holiday calendar:
Plus, another handy schedule:
Originally Published Sep 14 2021 01:11PM EDT