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)
|Name(s):||Yom Kippur, Day of Atonement|
|When:||10th of Tishri in Hebrew Calendar|
October 2008 Holidays
|Date||Holiday||Details||Days to Go|
|Oct 2||Eid al-Fitr 2008||Muslim||-3918|
|Oct 6||Child Health Day 2008||Observance||-3914|
|Oct 13||Columbus Day 2008||Federal Holiday||-3907|
|Oct 9||Yom Kippur 2008||Jewish||-3911|
|Oct 9||Leif Erikson 2008||Observance||-3911|
|Oct 9||Dussehra 2008||Hindu||-3911|
|Oct 14||Sukkot 2008||Jewish||-3906|
|Oct 16||Boss's Day 2008||Observance||-3904|
|Oct 21||Shemini Atzeret 2008||Jewish||-3899|
|Oct 22||Simchat Torah 2008||Jewish||-3898|
|Oct 28||Diwali 2008||Hindu||-3892|
|Oct 31||Halloween 2008||Observance||-3889|