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 at Home

How to celebrate the Festival of Booths.

Celebrating Sukkot without a Sukkah

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

The Intermediate Days of Sukkot

Called hol hamoed, the intermediate days are observed differently than the beginning and final ones.