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SUKKOT (JEWISH FESTIVAL)

When is Sukkot (Jewish Festival) in 2021?

Sukkot (Jewish Festival) in 2021 is on the Tuesday, 21st of Sep (9/21/2021).

Sukkot (Jewish Festival) is on the 264nd day of 2021. There are 101 days left in the year.

Sukkot (Jewish Festival) Facts

  • Date: Sep 21, 2021
  • Religious
  • Also Called: Succot, Sukkos, Feast of Tabernacles, Feast of Booths
  • Celebrations: Eating in Sukkah, Carrying the Four Species
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Sukkot is a Jewish festival and one of the biggest holidays celebrated by the Jewish all over the world. It is a week long festival that combines family, religion and their native country together. Typically, Sukkot is an eight day long harvest festival. Unlike more well-known holidays such as Yom Kippur and Rosh Hashanah where people ask for forgiveness of their previous wrong doings and fixing relationships, Sukkot is an occasion to celebrate pure happiness and joy.

Sukkot is described as a harvest holiday in the Torah and it is instructed in the Torah that people live in tents for seven days to let the future generation know that God made the Israelite people live in tents when he brought them out of Egypt. Our ancestors built temporary booths, called Sukkots, in the fields to stay there the entire week of harvest. This tradition is still kept alive by modern Jews who build tents in their front yards. These "booths" are a visible representation of God's grace, one that has its beginning in the agricultural ritual. It is an occasion for being happy and giving thanks for the earthly treasures that God has given us in this world.

Sukkot starts out with a special prayer and holiday meal on the first day. The following days of the festival are called the Chol Hamoed or "weekdays". The seventh day of Sukkot has a special observance and is called the Hoshana Rabbah. This refers to the ritual where worshippers walk around the boundaries of the sanctuary or house of prayer also called the synagogue during their morning services. Outside of Israel, however, the festival is celebrated in full the first two days.

Throughout the week, the orthodox Jews stay in the tent and enjoy their meals. The tent is often open on one side. It is also seen as a way to bring people closer to the nature as they are being forced to stay in these temporary dwellings. The tents are built in such a way that one can see the night sky through the opening in the roof. This is also a great way to connect with nature as people stay outside and look up to the sky and dream giving them a great spiritual feeling.

Any building materials such as wood, steel, vinyl or aluminum siding, or canvas can be used to build a Sukkot. It can include a side of a house or parch or may stand alone. The roof, known as S'chach, has to be built with an organic material such as palm fronds or leafy overgrowth of trees. It is also a custom to decorate the inside of the dwelling with hanging decorative objects.

The special prayers for Sukkot include reciting from the Torah every day after morning prayers as well as additional prayers and graces of God is also offered before and after every meal. Each day of the festival the worshippers walk around their synagogue carrying their Four Species.

Sukkot (Jewish Festival) Observances

DAY
DATE
HOLIDAY NAME
  • Mon
  • Oct 01, 2012
  • Sun
  • Oct 07, 2012
  • Thu
  • Sep 19, 2013
  • Wed
  • Sep 25, 2013
  • Thu
  • Oct 09, 2014
  • Wed
  • Oct 15, 2014
  • Sun
  • Sep 27, 2015
  • Mon
  • Oct 17, 2016
  • Thu
  • Oct 05, 2017
  • Mon
  • Sep 24, 2018
  • Mon
  • Oct 14, 2019
  • Sat
  • Oct 03, 2020
  • Tue
  • Sep 21, 2021

List of Religious Holidays of Jewish in 2021

DAYDATEHOLIDAY
ThursdayThuJan 28, 2021Jan 28Tu Bishvat
FridayFriFeb 26, 2021Feb 26Purim
SundaySunFeb 28, 2021Feb 28Shushan Purim
SundaySunMar 28, 2021Mar 28Passover - First Day
SundaySunApr 04, 2021Apr 04Passover - Final Day
ThursdayThuApr 08, 2021Apr 08Yom Hashoah
WednesdayWedApr 14, 2021Apr 14Yom HaZikaron
ThursdayThuApr 15, 2021Apr 15Yom HaAtzma'ut
MondayMonApr 26, 2021Apr 26Second Passover
FridayFriApr 30, 2021Apr 30Lag BaOmer
MondayMonMay 10, 2021May 10Yom Yerushalayim
MondayMonMay 17, 2021May 17Shavuot (1st day)
TuesdayTueMay 18, 2021May 18Shavuot
SundaySunJul 18, 2021Jul 18Tish'a B'Av
TuesdayTueSep 07, 2021Sep 07Rosh HaShana Starts
WednesdayWedSep 08, 2021Sep 08Rosh HaShana Ends
ThursdayThuSep 09, 2021Sep 09Fast of Gedaliah
ThursdayThuSep 16, 2021Sep 16Yom Kippur
TuesdayTueSep 21, 2021Sep 21Sukkot Starts
MondayMonSep 27, 2021Sep 27Sukkot Ends
TuesdayTueSep 28, 2021Sep 28Shmini Atzeret
WednesdayWedSep 29, 2021Sep 29Simchat Torah
MondayMonNov 29, 2021Nov 29Hanukkah Starts
MondayMonDec 06, 2021Dec 06Hanukkah Ends