When is Yom Kippur in 2017?
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If yes, you have come to the right place. Yom Kippur in 2017 will be observed on Friday, 29th September.
Starting on the first day of the month “Elul” (“Rosh Chodesh Elul”), many Jews get up every night and go to the synagogue, a custom which is known as Selichot. There they pray for forgiveness until morning comes, and then go to work? The custom becomes more and more intense, and reaches a peak on the 10 days between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, known as the “Yamim Nora’im” (“The Days of Awe”). During these days Jews ask God and each other for forgiveness, and greet each other with the blessing “May you be inscribed in the Book of Life”.
Yom Kippur in 2017 is on Saturday, the 30th of September.
Note that in the Jewish calendar, a holiday begins on the sunset of the previous day, so observing Jews will celebrate Yom Kippur on the sunset of Friday, the 29th of September.