Sukkot 2016

 When is Sukkot?

Sukkot 2016 begins at sunset on Sunday, October 16 and lasts through the evening of Sunday, October 23.

The conclusion of Sukkot marks the begining of the separate 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.

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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.

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