When Is Yom Kippur

When is Yom Kippur

Yom Kippur is regarded as the most significant holiday and the holiest day of the Jewish year. It is known as the Day of Atonement, with the central themes of the day being atonement and repentance. 
It is mandatory for a religious Jew to refrain from work on that day, fast, and attend the services at the synagogue on the day.
Yom Kippur is observed on the 10th day of Tishri. 

Importance of Yom Kippur

A 25-hour period of fasting and prayer is kept during the day by the Jews; they also spend most of the day participating in synagogue services on Yom Kippur.
The Jewish tradition says that while the person's fate for the coming year is determined by God on Rosh Hashanah, it is only sealed on Yom Kippur. So during the High Holy Days or the Days of Awe, Judaism asks the Jews to amend his or her behavior and seek forgiveness for all wrong-doings.
Yom Kippur marks the end of the period of the Days of Awe. Public and private confessions of guilt are an important part of Yom Kippur.

Jewish Observances