Friday August 19, 2022

Yom Kippur 2017

Jews praying at the western wall in Jerusalem at night for Yom Kippur.
September 2017
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Labor Day
Monday September 4
-4 years, -11 months, -15 days
or -1810 days


Grandparents Day
Sunday September 10
-4 years, -11 months, -9 days
or -1804 days


Constitution Citizenship Day
Sunday September 17
-4 years, -11 months, -2 days
or -1797 days


Yom Kippur
Saturday September 30
-4 years, -10 months, -19 days
or -1784 days

Yom Kippur for the year 2017 is celebrated/ observed on sundown of Friday, September 29th ending at sundown on Saturday, September 30.

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 Hashanah and Yom Kippur are the two important days of atonement for most practicing Jews.

Why do Jewish holidays start at nighttime?

According to the Torah, the story of creation in Genesis says “And it was evening, and it was morning day one”, “And it was evening, and it was morning; the second day”, thus night comes before day. So for the Jewish calendar all days begin at nightfall and end the next day at nightfall including holidays.

Days to Yom Kippur 2017

Saturday, September 30th is day number 273 of the 2017 calendar year with -4 years, -10 months, -19 days until Yom Kippur 2017.

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

Dates for Yom Kippur

HolidayDateDays to Go
Yom Kippur 2021 Thursday, September 16, 2021 -337
Yom Kippur 2022 Wednesday, October 05, 2022 47
Yom Kippur 2023 Monday, September 25, 2023 402
Yom Kippur 2024 Saturday, October 12, 2024 785
Yom Kippur 2025 Thursday, October 02, 2025 1140
Yom Kippur 2026 Monday, September 21, 2026 1494