When is Tisha B Av?
Tisha B'Av 2012
The date of Tisha B'Av 2012 is Sunday 29 July.
All Jewish holidays begin at sundown on the evening before the date shown.
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.
Countdown to Tisha B Av
There are -297 days until Tisha B Av.
There are -7146 hours until Tisha B Av.
When is Tisha B'Av 2013?
The date of Tisha B'Av 2013 is Tuesday 16 July