What is the holiday of Sukkot?
Sukkot (Hebrew: ????? or ???????, sukkōt, commonly translated as Feast of Tabernacles or Feast of the Ingathering, traditional Ashkenazi pronunciation Sukkos or Succos, literally Feast of Booths) is a biblical Jewish holiday celebrated on the 15th day of the seventh month, Tishrei (varies from late September to late
Part 1 Performing Sukkot Traditions
- Get in the Sukkot mindset. Sukkot is a joyous holiday and a time of great celebration for all Jews!
- Build a Sukkah.
- Avoid work for the first two days of Sukkot.
- Say Hallel prayers every day of Sukkot.
- Wave the lulav and etrog.
- Enjoy plenty of other Sukkot traditions.
- Shavuot. One of the Three Pilgrimage Festivals. Celebrates the revelation of the Five Books of the Torah (or the Old Testament of the Christian Bible) by God to Moses and to the Israelites at Mount Sinai, 49 days (7 weeks) after the Exodus from Egypt. Commemorates the wheat harvesting in the Land of Israel.
- Yom Kippur—the Day of Atonement—is considered the most important holiday in the Jewish faith. Falling in the month of Tishrei (September or October in the Gregorian calendar), it marks the culmination of the 10 Days of Awe, a period of introspection and repentance that follows Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year.
- Lulav ([lu'lav]; Hebrew: ????) is a closed frond of the date palm tree. It is one of the Four Species used during the Jewish holiday of Sukkot. The other Species are the hadass (myrtle), aravah (willow), and etrog (citron).
To wish someone a Happy Sukkot, simply say “Chag Sameach!” (Happy Holiday). On the Hebrew calendar, Sukkot starts on the 15th of Tishrei and continues until the 21st of Tishrei.
- Give out the gifts of Kuumba. The gifts are usually exchanged between the parents and children and are given out traditionally on January 1st, the last day of Kwanzaa. Since the giving of gifts has very much to do with Kuumba, the gifts should be of an educational or artistic nature.
- Many people celebrate both Kwanzaa and Christmas. Though often thought of as an alternative to Christmas, many people actually celebrate both. “Kwanzaa is not a religious holiday, but a cultural one with an inherent spiritual quality,” Karenga writes. “Thus, Africans of all faiths can and do celebrate Kwanzaa, i.e.
- These seven principles comprise Kawaida, a Swahili word meaning "common". Each of the seven days of Kwanzaa is dedicated to one of the following principles, as follows: Umoja (Unity): To strive for and to maintain unity in the family, community, nation, and race.
Updated: 25th November 2019