Monday June 24, 2019

Yom Kippur 2008

Jews praying at the western wall in Jerusalem at night for Yom Kippur.Jews praying at the western wall in Jerusalem at night for Yom Kippur.

Yom Kippur for the year 2008 is celebrated/ observed on sundown of Wednesday, October 8th ending at sundown on Thursday, October 9th.

Yom Kippur is on the tenth day of the month of Tishri in the Jewish calendar. Known as the Day of Atonement, the Jewish holiday is spent in prayer and fasting among many people of the Jewish faith. The seven day festival of Sukkot commemorating the wandering in the desert for 40 years, begins on the fifth day after Yom Kippur. Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur are the two important days of atonement for most practicing Jews.

Thursday, October 9th is day number 283 of the 2008 calendar year with -10 years, -8 months, -15 days until Yom Kippur 2008.

More information on Yom Kippur. (Traditions, Customs and History)

Yom Kippur
Name(s):Yom Kippur, Day of Atonement
Type:Observance, Jewish
When:10th of Tishri in Hebrew Calendar

October 2008 Holidays

Date Holiday Details Days to Go
Oct 2Eid al-Fitr 2008Muslim-3918
Oct 6Child Health Day 2008Observance-3914
Oct 13Columbus Day 2008Federal Holiday-3907
Oct 9Yom Kippur 2008Jewish-3911
Oct 9Leif Erikson 2008Observance-3911
Oct 9Dussehra 2008Hindu-3911
Oct 14Sukkot 2008Jewish-3906
Oct 16Boss's Day 2008Observance-3904
Oct 21Shemini Atzeret 2008Jewish-3899
Oct 22Simchat Torah 2008Jewish-3898
Oct 28Diwali 2008Hindu-3892
Oct 31Halloween 2008Observance-3889

Yom Kippur by Year