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Al-Cordoby  
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    Posted: Today at 3:55am
Last year, on October 2nd. 2016, both dates coincided:

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The start of the Islamic New Year (Hijri) and the Jewish New Year (Rosh Hashanah) take place at the same time this year on the 2nd of October 2016...

Rosh Hashanah is celebrated by Jewish communities across the globe and is one of the holiest days in the Jewish calendar. It occurs 163 days after the first day of Passover and is known as the ‘Head of the Year’. It is one of the holiest days for Jewish communities and is a time for families and relatives to come together and to celebrate their identity, history and a sense of belonging.

Rosh Hashanah is also regarded as the traditional anniversary as the creation of Adam and Eve, though Jews believe that it is a time of judgement when God balances a person’s good deeds over the wrongdoings that they may have conducted. Hence, it is also seen as a time of reflection.

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This year the same is repeated, as Rosh Hashanah 2017 began on the evening of Wednesday, 20 September (the same date of the start of the new Hijri Year 1439) and ends in the evening of Friday, 22 September.

Wishing you a Happy New Year, with peace and prosperity for all.

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Have a great one ahead guys.

I wonder, shouldn't it be the same every year since both are using the lunar movement to count the month?



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