Sukkot 2019

In 2019, Sukkot begins at sundown on Sunday, Oct. 13 and lasts until sundown on Sunday, Oct. 20.

In 2019, Sukkot begins at sundown on Sunday, Oct. 13 and lasts until sundown on Sunday, Oct. 20. The conclusion of Sukkot marks the beginning 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 pilgrimage 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.

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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 is Shemini Atzeret?

Not quite Sukkot, not quite its own holiday.

Must-Know Sukkot Words and Phrases

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

What Is A Sukkah?

Dwelling for Sukkot.

Celebrating Sukkot without a Sukkah

How to creatively approach the fall harvest holiday, even if you can't build a hut.

Sukkot for Families

Creative tips for the happiest time of the year.

Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah at Home

Although both Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah are curiously bereft of special home customs, both are full festivals marked by holiday meals, special blessings, and a prohibition on work.