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Yom Kippur 2026

Jews praying at the western wall in Jerusalem at night for Yom Kippur.
September 2026
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Columbus Day
Monday October 12
2 years, 4 months, 15 days
or 868 days


Yom Kippur
Sunday September 20
2 years, 3 months, 24 days
or 846 days


Yom Kippur for the year 2026 is celebrated/ observed on sundown of Sunday, September 20th ending at sundown on Monday, September 21.

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 2026

Sunday, September 20th is day number 263 of the 2026 calendar year with 2 years, 3 months, 24 days until Yom Kippur 2026.

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 2023 Monday, September 25, 2023 -245
Yom Kippur 2024 Saturday, October 12, 2024 138
Yom Kippur 2025 Thursday, October 02, 2025 493
Yom Kippur 2026 Monday, September 21, 2026 847
Yom Kippur 2027 Monday, October 11, 2027 1232
Yom Kippur 2028 Saturday, September 30, 2028 1587