In addition to Rosh Hashanah, the holiday of Yom Kippur is one of the High Holidays observed at the beginning of the Jewish New Year. Yom Kippur falls ten days after Rosh Hashanah.
Starting on Rosh Hashanah and continuing until Yom Kippur, Jewish people are supposed to ask for forgiveness for the promises they have broken to people in the past year. Yom Kippur is the day when Jews are supposed to ask for forgiveness for promises they have broken to God in the past year.
To observe Yom Kippur, most Jewish people attend special services where they can reflect and pray. Additionally, healthy adults also fast (don’t eat or drink) from the evening on which Yom Kippur begins until the following night when it ends, to symbolize their dedication to repenting.
Yom Kippur is a solemn holiday and is widely considered the most important day of the year for Jewish people. At its conclusion, the shofar (hollowed-out ram’s horn used throughout the Jewish High Holidays) is sounded and most people break their fast at a meal with family and friends.