Many Jews follow the custom called "Selihot" which consists of getting up every night to go to the synagogue from the first day of "Elul". They begin to pray and seek forgiveness until dawn, then they go to their work. The intensity of this custom increases during the ten days between Yom Kippur and Rosh Hashanah. This is called "Yamim Nora'im" which means "Redoubtable Days". The Jews greet each other in these days with the following prayer: "May you be inscribed in the Book of Life" while asking God for forgiveness.
When is Yom Kippur 2016?
Yom Kippur 2016 started on the evening of Tuesday 11th Oct, 2016 (11/10/2016) and ended in the nightfall of Wednesday 12th Oct, 2016 (12/10/2016).
Dates for Yom Kippur from 2015 to 2024
The next occurrence of Yom Kippur is marked in red
|When is ...?||Weekday||Date||Days away|
|Yom Kippur 2024||Saturday||Oct 12th||in 497 days|
|Yom Kippur 2023||Monday||Sep 25th||in 114 days|
|Yom Kippur 2022||Wednesday||Oct 5th||240 days ago|
|Yom Kippur 2021||Thursday||Sep 16th||624 days ago|
|Yom Kippur 2020||Monday||Sep 28th||977 days ago|
|Yom Kippur 2019||Wednesday||Oct 9th||1332 days ago|
|Yom Kippur 2018||Wednesday||Sep 19th||1717 days ago|
|Yom Kippur 2017||Saturday||Sep 30th||2071 days ago|
|Yom Kippur 2016||Wednesday||Oct 12th||2424 days ago|
|Yom Kippur 2015||Wednesday||Sep 23rd||2809 days ago|
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