Monday November 29, 2021

Shemini Atzeret 2008

Children with squash and corn husks celebrating Shemini Atzeret.
October 2008
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa

Columbus Day
Monday October 13
-13 years, -1 months, -16 days
or -4795 days


Shemini Atzeret
Tuesday October 21
-13 years, -1 months, -8 days
or -4787 days


Halloween Day
Friday October 31
-13 years -29 days
or -4777 days

Shemini Atzeret for the year 2008 is celebrated/ observed on sundown of Monday, October 20th ending at sundown on Tuesday, October 21st.

Shemini Atzeret, with Shemini meaning eighth follows the seven day holiday of Sukkot and can be considered the eighth day of Sukkot in many ways but not all ways. This day on the Hebrew calendar falls on 22 Tishrei. Many in Israel will celebrate Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah on the same day, however others in the rest of the world will celebrate them one day after the other making them two separate holidays with Simchat Torah falling on 23 Tishrei.

Why do Jewish holidays start at nighttime?

According to the Torah, the story of creation in Genesis says “And it was evening, and it was morning day one”, “And it was evening, and it was morning; the second day”, thus night comes before day. So for the Jewish calendar all days begin at nightfall and end the next day at nightfall including holidays.

Days to the start of Shemini Atzeret 2008

Tuesday, October 21st is day number 295 of the 2008 calendar year with -13 years, -1 month, -8 days until Shemini Atzeret 2008.

Shemini Atzeret
Name(s):Shemini Atzeret, Eight day of Assembly
Type:Observance, Jewish
When:22nd of Tishrei in Hebrew Calendar

Dates for Shemini Atzeret

HolidayDateDays to Go
Shemini Atzeret 2020 Saturday, October 10, 2020 -415
Shemini Atzeret 2021 Tuesday, September 28, 2021 -62
Shemini Atzeret 2022 Monday, October 17, 2022 322
Shemini Atzeret 2023 Saturday, October 07, 2023 677
Shemini Atzeret 2024 Thursday, October 24, 2024 1060
Shemini Atzeret 2025 Tuesday, October 14, 2025 1415