Sukkot - Jewish
Sun, Oct 9, 2022

Sukkot

Sukkot is a Jewish holiday that is celebrated in the fall in the month of Tishri. It is closely intertwined with the commandment, which says that you need to live in a special hut called “sukkah”. There are many traditions that open up vividly to anyone who is interested in the date. Let’s talk about them!

History

Sukkot is a bit like Thanksgiving. Today marks the annual harvest, gratitude for good food and safe housing. Its origin lies in the biblical story: when the Jews were released from Egyptian captivity, they wandered through the deserts and lived in temporary dwellings for many years.

During the holiday, religious people build huts from improvised means, pray in them, eat and sleep. Usually such a hut is built right in the yard. Extensive prayers are said here – God is asked for a blessing and a generous harvest.

Interesting facts

It is curious that:

  • a sukkah over 10 meters high is considered non-kosher;
  • tourists notice the bizarre shape of balconies in Israel – they are built on purpose so that each resident can build a home without leaving the apartment;
  • even if you sleep in a bitch, you still fulfill one of the commandments;
  • one man figured out how to keep the roof of the sukkah from leaking when it rains. However, the legislators upset him, calling such a design non-kosher – the rain should pass freely inside;
  • surprisingly, such a temporary shelter can be built even on the hump of a camel!

How to celebrate

If you are religious, observe all the traditions and conditions of Sukkot – God’s blessing depends on it. Anyone can build a hut, but be sure to pay attention to the rules. Read Torah, Muffat and Halel inside the suk. During the festival, house cleaning, cooking, laundry and other essential matters are not allowed – today you need to rest!

When is Sukkot celebrated in 2022?

Weekday Month Day Year
Sunday October 9 2022
Friday September 29 2023
Wednesday October 16 2024
Monday October 6 2025
Friday September 25 2026

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