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When is Simchat Torah in 2017

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If yes, you have come to the right place. Simchat Torah in 2017 will be observed on Thursday, 12th October.

Simchat Torah (rejoicing of the Torah) marks the end of the annual cycle of reading the Torah. On Simchat Torah, the last section of Deuteronomy and the first section of Genesis are read in succession after a festival parade of the Torah scrolls amidst singing and dancing. It is one of the happiest days in the Jewish calendar.

However, in the Jewish calendar, a holiday begins on the sunset of the previous day. So Simchat Torah in 2017 will celebrate this festival from the sunset of Thursday, 12th October and will end on the evening of Friday, 13th October.