Saturday July 02, 2022

Yom Kippur 2020

Jews praying at the western wall in Jerusalem at night for Yom Kippur.
September 2020
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa

Labor Day
Monday September 7
-1 years, -9 months, -25 days
or -663 days


Grandparents Day
Sunday September 13
-1 years, -9 months, -19 days
or -657 days


Constitution Citizenship Day
Thursday September 17
-1 years, -9 months, -15 days
or -653 days


Yom Kippur
Monday September 28
-1 years, -9 months, -4 days
or -642 days


Yom Kippur for the year 2020 is celebrated/ observed on sundown of Sunday, September 27th ending at sundown on Monday, September 28.

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 2020

Monday, September 28th is day number 272 of the 2020 calendar year with -1 year, -9 months, -4 days until Yom Kippur 2020.

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 -289
Yom Kippur 2022 Wednesday, October 05, 2022 95
Yom Kippur 2023 Monday, September 25, 2023 450
Yom Kippur 2024 Saturday, October 12, 2024 833
Yom Kippur 2025 Thursday, October 02, 2025 1188
Yom Kippur 2026 Monday, September 21, 2026 1542