YOM Kippur, one of the holiest days of the year in the Jewish calendar, occurs in October.
The date changes every year, so here is everything you need to know about Yom Kippur in 2022.
When is Yom Kippur 2021?
Yom Kippur begins at sunset on Tuesday, October 4th.
The holiday falls on the 10th day of the Jewish month of Tishrei – September or October in the Gregorian calendar.
It marks the culmination of days of regret or days of reverence.
This is a 10-day period of introspection that follows Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year that celebrates the anniversary of the creation of the world.
The celebrants must begin fasting at 7:01 p.m. on October 4.
When does Yom Kippur end in 2021?
Yom Kippur ends at nightfall on October 5th.
The latest Yom Kippur that can happen relative to Gregorian dates is October 14, as happened in 1967, and will happen again in 2043.
After 2089, the differences between the Hebrew calendar and the Gregorian calendar mean that the holiday falls on September 15 at the earliest.
Why is Yom Kippur celebrated?
Yom Kippur is defined as the Day of Atonement.
It’s a day to reflect on the past year and ask God’s forgiveness for any sins you may have committed.
The origins go back to the story of Moses after the people of Israel left Egypt.
According to Jewish tradition, God writes each person’s destiny for the coming year on Rosh Hashanah in a book, the Book of Life, and waits until Yom Kippur to “seal” the judgment.
At the end of Yom Kippur, it is hoped that God has forgiven them.
How is Yom Kippur celebrated?
Millions of Jewish families around the world celebrate Yom Kippur with intense prayer and a 25-hour fast.
Some Jews also donate or give their time to charity in the days leading up to the holiday to atone and seek God’s forgiveness.
They usually do not go to work or school on this day and spend most of the day in the synagogue, where five services are held.
The prayer services are known as Maariv, Shacharit, Musaf, Mincha and Neilah.
Maariv involves the recitation of a prayer service called Kol Nidre, which takes place on the eve of the holiday.
The Jewish holiday ends with the Neila service and the blowing of the shofar, an ancient instrument that marks the end of the fast.
It is customary to wear white as a symbol of purity during the holidays.
In some areas of the world, white chickens are slaughtered as a symbolic gesture of atonement.
People are not allowed to bathe or wash or wear perfumes or lotions. Leather shoes are also forbidden.
For many Jewish families, Yom Kippur is the only day of the year that they attend synagogue.
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