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Yom Kippur in Germany

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 not a public holiday. Businesses have normal opening hours.

Prayer time is part of the Yom Kippur traditions.

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About Yom Kippur

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Yom Kippur Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday TypeArea
2017SatSep 30Yom KippurObservance, HebrewBY, HB, NRW, SL
2018WedSep 19Yom KippurObservance, HebrewBY, HB, NRW, SL
2019WedOct 9Yom KippurObservance, HebrewBY, HB, NRW, SL
2020MonSep 28Yom KippurObservance, HebrewBY, HB, NRW, SL
2021ThuSep 16Yom KippurObservance, HebrewBY, HB, NRW, SL
2022WedOct 5Yom KippurObservance, HebrewBY, HB, NRW, SL
2023MonSep 25Yom KippurObservance, HebrewBY, HB, NRW, SL
2024SatOct 12Yom KippurObservance, HebrewBY, HB, NRW, SL
2025ThuOct 2Yom KippurObservance, HebrewBY, HB, NRW, SL
2026MonSep 21Yom KippurObservance, HebrewBY, HB, NRW, SL
2027MonOct 11Yom KippurObservance, HebrewBY, HB, NRW, SL

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