Fast of Ninth of Av in Israel in 2020

Fast of Ninth of Av in Israel in 2020
  How long until Fast of Ninth of Av?
This holiday next takes place in 314 days.
  Dates of Fast of Ninth of Av in Israel
2021 Israel Sun, Jul 18 Public Holiday
2020 Israel Thu, Jul 30 Public Holiday
2019 Israel Sun, Aug 11 Public Holiday
2018 Israel Sun, Jul 22 Not A Public Holiday
2017 Israel Tue, Aug 1 Not A Public Holiday
  Summary
Commemorates the destruction of the First and Second Temples in Jerusalem
  Local name
Tisha B'Av

Many Jews worldwide observe the religious holiday of Tisha B’Av by fasting, praying and reading Bible passages related to the destruction of the first Temple by the Babylonians.

Religious Jews have kept Tisha B’Av for centuries as a day of communal mourning for the destruction of the First and Second Temples in Jerusalem.

For Jews, the ninth day of the month of Av also commemorates multiple tragedies in Jewish history, ranging from God decreeing that the Israelites would wander in the desert for 40 years to Jews being expelled by decree from England in 1290 and from Spain in 1492.

The Orthodox Jewish organization Chabad ranks Tisha B’Av as “the saddest day on the Jewish calendar,” even more sombre than Yom Kippur.

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