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Sukkot 2014

Everything you need to know about Sukkot 2014.

When is Sukkot?

Sukkot begins at sunset on Wednesday, October 8th and lasts through the evening of October 15.

The conclusion of Sukkot marks the beggining of the seperate holidays of Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah
 

What is Sukkot?

Sukkot is known as the "Festival of Tabernacles" and the "Feast of Booths." It is one of Judaism’s three central harvest festivals, along with Passover and Shavuot.
 

What are some Sukkot customs and practices?

It is traditional to build a Sukkah, a temporary hut to dwell in during the holiday. 
 
It is the custom to buy a lulav and etrog and shake them daily throughout the festival.
 
In the times of the Temple, Sukkot was also the time of a water drawing ceremony, a wonderfully joyous and upbeat celebration.

 

Discover More

Sukkot 101

Beginning five days after Yom Kippur, Sukkot is named after the booths or huts (sukkot in Hebrew) in which Jews are supposed to dwell during this week-long celebration.

What Happens in Synagogue on Sukkot

Highlights of the Sukkot Prayer Service

Sukkot at Home

How to celebrate the Festival of Booths.