Is October 16 2014 Part Of A Jewish Celebration?
The following is a collection of holidays, commemorations, observations and celebrations for the Jewish community during Thursday, 2014-10-16. For more information on the equivalence of dates in the Hebrew calendar and other calendars, please see Hebrew Calendar 5774.
Sukkot - day 8: [Shalosh-Regalim] Sukkot celebration day 8.
Shemini Atzeret: [yom-tov] Shemini Atzeret is a Jewish holiday celebrated on the 22nd day of the Hebrew month of Tishrei in the Land of Israel, and on the 22nd and 23rd outside the Land, usually coinciding with late September and/or early October. It directly follows the Jewish festival of Sukkot which is celebrated for seven days, and thus Shemini Atzeret is literally the eighth day;but it is a separate yet connected holy day devoted to the spiritual aspects of the festival of Sukkot. Part of its duality as a holy day is that it is simultaneously considered to be and celebrated as being both connected to Sukkot, yet also being a separate festival in its own right.
Simchat Torah: [yom-tov] Simchat Torah is a Jewish holiday that marks the conclusion of the annual cycle of public Torah readings, and celebrates the beginning of a new cycle. Simhat Torah is a component of the Biblical Jewish holiday of Shemini Atzeret which follows immediately after the festival of Sukkot in the month of Tishrei.