What Are the Lulav and Etrog?

The four species waved on Sukkot.

The lulav and etrog are just two of four species of plants that are held together and waved during the holiday of Sukkot. The lulav is a palm branch, which is joined with myrtle and willow branches, and an etrog, a citron fruit. The four species are held and waved during various parts of the synagogue service on Sukkot.

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How to Buy a Lulav and Etrog

What to look for, how to care for them and — and what to do with them when Sukkot is over.

Must-Know Sukkot Words and Phrases

Key terms for the holidays of Sukkot, Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah.

Lulav and Etrog Symbolism

Traditional interpretations of what the four species represent.