Sigd 2016 / סיגד 5777

Sigd (Ethiopian Jewish holiday occurring 50 days after Yom Kippur) for Hebrew Year 5777 began on and ended on .

Sigd is an Amharic word meaning "prostration" or "worship" and is the commonly used name for a holiday celebrated by the Ethiopian Jewish community on the 29th of the Hebrew month of Cheshvan. This date is exactly 50 days after Yom Kippur, usually falling out in late October or November, and according to Ethiopian Jewish tradition is also the date that G-d first revealed himself to Moses.
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Dates for Sigd

HolidayStartsEndsHebrew Date
Sigd 2013 29 Cheshvan 5774
Sigd 2014 29 Cheshvan 5775
Sigd 2015 29 Cheshvan 5776
Sigd 2016 29 Cheshvan 5777
Sigd 2017 29 Cheshvan 5778
Sigd 2018 29 Cheshvan 5779
Sigd 2019 29 Cheshvan 5780
Sigd 2020 29 Cheshvan 5781


The Jewish Holidays: A Guide & Commentary (paid link)
Rabbi Michael Strassfeld
"Sigd" in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia
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