Yom Kippur: From sunset on Sunday, 24 September to nightfall on Monday, 25 September


The Bar Association is committed to supporting a Bar that reflects and is inclusive of society’s diverse composition. Yom Kippur, or the Day of Atonement, is the holiest of Jewish religious holidays. It is observed annually on the 10th day of the lunar month of Tishrei (usually occurring in September - October) and is primarily centred on atonement and repentance.

Yom Kippur concludes the High Holy Days, also known as the “10 days of repentance”, that began with Rosh Hashanah or Jewish New Year on Friday, 15 September 2023.

Yom Kippur traditions include abstaining from food, drink, wearing leather shoes, bathing, perfumes and intimate relations, and giving to charity. The traditional greeting for someone observing Yom Kippur is "g'mar chatima tova".

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