Yom Kippur 2017, the Jewish Day of Atonement, will begin on Friday evening, September 29, and will end the evening of Saturday, September 30.
The date of Yom Kippur is determined according to the Hebrew calendar. Yom Kippur occurs 10 days after the Jewish New Year,Rosh Hashanah. This year, Yom Kippur also falls on Shabbat, the Jewish Sabbath. Yom Kippur fasting is observed by many Jews around the world. Often, friends and family end their fast together with light meal after the holiday — here are some breakfast ideas from our Food section.
If you’d like to plan ahead, here’s the Yom Kippur schedule for the next 10 years:
Yom Kippur 2018: Tuesday evening, September 18 until Wednesday evening, September 19
Yom Kippur 2019: Tuesday evening, October 8 until Wednesday evening, October 9
Yom Kippur 2020: Sunday evening, September 27 until Monday evening, September 28
Yom Kippur 2021: Wednesday evening, September 15 until Thursday evening, September 16
Yom Kippur 2022: Tuesday evening, October 4 until Wednesday evening, October 5
Yom Kippur 2023:Sunday evening, September 24 until Monday evening, September 25
Yom Kippur 2024: Friday evening, October 11 until Saturday evening, October 12
Yom Kippur 2025: Wednesday evening, October 1 until Thursday evening, October 2
Yom Kippur 2026: Sunday evening, September 20 until Monday evening, September 21
Yom Kippur 2027: Sunday evening, October 10 until Monday evening, October 11
This story "When Is Yom Kippur" was written by Laura E. Adkins.