Yom Kippur, also known as the Day of Atonement, is the holiest day of the year in Judaism
. Its central themes are atonement and repentance.
Yom Kippur completes the annual period known in Judaism as the High Holy Days or Yamim Nora'im that commences with Rosh Hashanah. Rosh Hashanah is the first day of that month according to the Hebrew calendar. On this day forgiveness of sins is also asked of God.
Significance: Atonement for personal and national sins, fate of each person is sealed for the upcoming year
Observances: Fasting, prayer, abstaining from physical pleasures, refraining from work