When is Tisha B Av?

Falling on the ninth day of the month of Av, Tisha B'Av is an annual fast day in Judaism which commemorates the destruction of the First and Second Temples in Jerusalem and the subsequent exile of the Jews from the Land of Israel.

Tisha B'av 2015

Tisha B'Av 2015 begins in the evening of Saturday 25 July 2015 and ends in the evening of Sunday 26 July 2015.

Tisha B'Av 2016

Tisha B'Av 2016 begins in the evening of Saturday 13 August 2016 and ends in the evening of Sunday 14 August 2016.

Tisha B'Av 2017

Tisha B'Av 2017 begins in the evening of Monday 31 July 2017 and ends in the evening of Tuesday 1 August 2017.

Tisha B'Av 2018

Tisha B'Av 2018 begins in the evening of Saturday 21 July 2018 and ends in the evening of Sunday 22 July 2018.

Tisha B'Av 2019

Tisha B'Av 2019 begins in the evening of Saturday 10 August 2019 and ends in the evening of Sunday, 11 August 2019.

Tisha B'Av 2020

Tisha B'Av 2020 begins in the evening of Wednesday 29 July 2020 and ends in the evening of Thursday 30 July 2020.

About Tisha B'Av

The 'ninth of Av' is a sad day of fasting, when Jews commemorate the destruction of both the first and second temples in Jerusalem.

The first temple was destroyed by King Nebuchadnezzar II in 587 BC. The second temple was destroyed destroyed in 70 AD by the occupying Roman army during the reign of the Emperor Titus.

Both these events happened on the same day of the year, although they were 656 years apart, leading Jews to think of the ninth day of the month of Av as particularly bad luck.