When are the Jewish High Holidays in 2021?

Plus, a handy downloadable High Holiday schedule!
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Now that the High Holidays are behind us there’s only one more holiday left in 2021– Hanukkah!

Believe it or not, Hanukkah is already around the corner. We know — the holiday of lights is really early this year.

According to this website, the dates for this year are earlier than 93.5% of the times that they can possibly fall on the calendar. In fact the next time that they’ll come this early again is in 2051.

When is Hanukkah? (25 Kislev – 2 Tevet 5782)

Hanukkah begins at sunset on Sunday, November 28, 2021 and ends at nightfall of Monday, December 6, 2021.

When were the High Holidays in 2021?

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.”)

(FYI: If you are having trouble asking for time off, check out our article here. And be sure to check out our last minute Yom Kippur checklist!)

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.

As we say goodbye to 5781 and look ahead to 5782/2022 it’s never too early to start planning around this list of all the major Jewish holidays.

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:

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