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When is Sukkot (Jewish Festival) in 2022?

Sukkot (Jewish Festival) in 2022 is on the Sunday, 9th of Oct (10/09/2022).

Sukkot (Jewish Festival) is on the 282th day of 2022. There are 83 days left in the year.

Sukkot (Jewish Festival) Facts

  • Date: Oct 09, 2022
  • 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

  • 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
  • Sun
  • Oct 09, 2022

List of Religious Holidays of Jewish in 2022

SundaySunJan 16, 2022Jan 16Tu Bishvat
WednesdayWedMar 16, 2022Mar 16Purim
FridayFriMar 18, 2022Mar 18Shushan Purim
FridayFriApr 15, 2022Apr 15Passover - First Day
SaturdaySatApr 23, 2022Apr 23Passover - Final Day
WednesdayWedApr 27, 2022Apr 27Yom Hashoah
TuesdayTueMay 03, 2022May 03Yom HaZikaron
ThursdayThuMay 05, 2022May 05Yom HaAtzma'ut
SundaySunMay 15, 2022May 15Second Passover
ThursdayThuMay 19, 2022May 19Lag BaOmer
SaturdaySatMay 28, 2022May 28Yom Yerushalayim
SaturdaySatJun 04, 2022Jun 04Shavuot (1st day)
MondayMonJun 06, 2022Jun 06Shavuot
SundaySunJul 17, 2022Jul 17The 17th of Tammuz
SaturdaySatAug 06, 2022Aug 06Tish'a B'Av
SundaySunSep 25, 2022Sep 25Rosh HaShana Starts
TuesdayTueSep 27, 2022Sep 27Rosh HaShana Ends
WednesdayWedSep 28, 2022Sep 28Fast of Gedaliah
WednesdayWedOct 05, 2022Oct 05Yom Kippur
SundaySunOct 09, 2022Oct 09Sukkot Starts
SundaySunOct 16, 2022Oct 16Hoshanah Rabbah
SundaySunOct 16, 2022Oct 16Sukkot Ends
MondayMonOct 17, 2022Oct 17Shmini Atzeret
TuesdayTueOct 18, 2022Oct 18Simchat Torah
SundaySunDec 18, 2022Dec 18Hanukkah Starts
MondayMonDec 26, 2022Dec 26Hanukkah Ends