Jewish religious celebrations explained.

July 20, 2022 3:39 am


As with most religions, the Jewish faith has plenty of holidays and celebrations that it includes in its calendar. Here are a few of them explained so that you can be aware of them. Judaism is one of the oldest religions in the world, alongside Christianity and Islam. It is one of the central pillars of faith that stem out of the Middle East.

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Shabbat – This is a day of rest and reflection. It fulfils the same role as a Sunday to Christians.

Rosh Hashanah – The Jewish Calendar is different to the Gregorian that we use. This is the day of the Jewish New Year. For them, it is the year 5782!

Yom Kippur – This comes after the new year. It’s a time of solemn contemplation and a chance to re-examine one’s life so far.

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Sukkot – The wilderness of Sinai was a difficult time for the Jews before they entered the promised land. This celebrates that time.

Hanukkah – This is celebrated just before Christmas. It’s a joyful time for Jews as they celebrate freedom, no oppression of their beliefs and how light came to them in a very dark time.

Aside from these many dates, there are many stages of Jewish life that are commemorated.

Bar and Bat Mitzvah – This is an essential stage of any young Jewish boy’s life, and it signifies them becoming part of the religion. All the family come together and with the sending of Bar Mitzvah Cards, like those from are an essential part of the day.