The last day of Sukkot has its own rituals
Customs of Hoshanah Rabbah
There was a widespread superstition that if a man failed to see his shadow by the light of the moon on Hoshanah Rabbah night he would not live out the year. The mood of Hoshanah Rabbah, falling as it does on Tabernacles, the special season of rejoicing, is thus a blend of joy and solemnity. Hoshanah Rabbah belongs to the intermediate days of the festivals on which there are fewer restrictions on work being done.
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