Is August 16 2019 Part Of A Jewish Celebration?
The following is a collection of holidays, commemorations, observations and celebrations for the Jewish community during Friday, 2019-08-16. For more information on the equivalence of dates in the Hebrew calendar and other calendars, please see Hebrew Calendar 5779.
Tu B'Av: [minor][judaism] Tu B'Av is celebrated on the 15th of Av in the Hebrew calendar. According to the Talmud, Tu B'Av was a joyous holiday in the days of the Temple in Jerusalem, marking the beginning of the grape harvest. Yom Kippur marked the end of the grape harvest. On both dates, the unmarried girls of Jerusalem dressed in white garments, which they borrowed, and went out to dance in the vineyards. That same section in the Talmud states that there were no holy days as happy for the Jews as Tu B'Av and Yom Kippur. In modern Israel, Tu B'Av is celebrated as a festival of love, similar to Saint Valentine's Day.