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Yom Kippur in Austria

Yom Kippur, also known as the Day of Atonement, marks the end of the Yamim Noraim (Days of Awe) and falls on the 10th day of Tishrei (Tishri), the seventh month in the Jewish calendar. Many Jewish communities engage in intense prayer and fasting.

Is Yom Kippur a Public Holiday?

Yom Kippur is an optional holiday. Employment and holiday laws in Austria allow employees to choose a limited number of holidays from a list of optional holidays. Some employees may choose to take the day off on this day, however, most offices and businesses remain open.

Prayer time is part of the Yom Kippur traditions.

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About Yom Kippur

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Yom Kippur Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2015WedSep 23Yom KippurOptional Holiday
2016WedOct 12Yom KippurOptional Holiday
2017SatSep 30Yom KippurOptional Holiday
2018WedSep 19Yom KippurOptional Holiday
2019WedOct 9Yom KippurOptional Holiday
2020MonSep 28Yom KippurOptional Holiday
2021ThuSep 16Yom KippurOptional Holiday
2022WedOct 5Yom KippurOptional Holiday
2023MonSep 25Yom KippurOptional Holiday
2024SatOct 12Yom KippurOptional Holiday
2025ThuOct 2Yom KippurOptional Holiday

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