Sukkot 2021

In 2021, Sukkot begins at sundown on Wednesday, Sept. 20 and ends at sundown on Wednesday, Sept. 27.

In 2021, Sukkot begins at sundown on Wednesday, Sept. 20 and ends at sundown on Wednesday, Sept. 27. 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.

Your Guide to the Best Online Sukkot Classes and Events

Learn about and experience Sukkot with these unique classes and workshops from Jewish organizations and synagogues around the world.

The Intermediate Days of Sukkot

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

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 holidays lack special home customs, they are marked by holiday meals, special blessings, and a prohibition on work.