Ta’anit Bechorot 2045 / תַּעֲנִית בְּכוֹרוֹת 5805

Fast of the First Born ✡️

Ta'anit Bechorot for Hebrew Year 5805 occurs at dawn on .

Fast of the Firstborn (Hebrew: תענית בכורות, Ta’anit B’khorot or תענית בכורים, Ta’anit B’khorim); is a unique fast day in Judaism which usually falls on the day before Passover. Usually, the fast is broken at a siyum celebration (typically made at the conclusion of the morning services), which, according to prevailing custom, creates an atmosphere of rejoicing that overrides the requirement to continue the fast. Unlike most Jewish fast days, only firstborns are required to fast on the Fast of the Firstborn.

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Dates for Ta’anit Bechorot

HolidayStartsEndsHebrew Date
Ta'anit Bechorot 2042 14 Nisan 5802
Ta'anit Bechorot 2043 14 Nisan 5803
Ta'anit Bechorot 2044 14 Nisan 5804
Ta'anit Bechorot 2045 12 Nisan 5805
Ta'anit Bechorot 2046 14 Nisan 5806
Ta'anit Bechorot 2047 14 Nisan 5807
Ta'anit Bechorot 2048 12 Nisan 5808
Ta'anit Bechorot 2049 14 Nisan 5809


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