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Yom Kippur in the United States

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 a public holiday in Texas, where it is a day off for the general population, and schools and most businesses are closed.

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
2016WedOct 12Yom KippurState holidayTexas*
2017SatSep 30Yom KippurState holidayTexas*
2018WedSep 19Yom KippurState holidayTexas*
2019WedOct 9Yom KippurState holidayTexas*
2020MonSep 28Yom KippurState holidayTexas*
2021ThuSep 16Yom KippurState holidayTexas*
2022WedOct 5Yom KippurState holidayTexas*
2023MonSep 25Yom KippurState holidayTexas*
2024SatOct 12Yom KippurState holidayTexas*
2025ThuOct 2Yom KippurState holidayTexas*
2026MonSep 21Yom KippurState holidayTexas*
* Holiday is optional in Texas.

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