Saturday October 24, 2020

Yom Kippur 2023

Jews praying at the western wall in Jerusalem at night for Yom Kippur.
September 2023
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Labor Day
Monday September 4
2 years, 10 months, 11 days
or 1045 days


Grandparents Day
Sunday September 10
2 years, 10 months, 17 days
or 1051 days


Constitution Citizenship Day
Sunday September 17
2 years, 10 months, 24 days
or 1058 days


Yom Kippur
Monday September 25
2 years, 11 months, 1 day
or 1066 days


Yom Kippur for the year 2023 is celebrated/ observed on sundown of Sunday, September 24th ending at sundown on Monday, September 25.

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 2023

Monday, September 25th is day number 268 of the 2023 calendar year with 2 years, 11 months, 1 day until Yom Kippur 2023.

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 2019 Wednesday, October 09, 2019 -381
Yom Kippur 2020 Monday, September 28, 2020 -26
Yom Kippur 2021 Thursday, September 16, 2021 327
Yom Kippur 2022 Wednesday, October 05, 2022 711
Yom Kippur 2023 Monday, September 25, 2023 1066
Yom Kippur 2024 Saturday, October 12, 2024 1449