When Is Sukkot This Year 2019
Sukkot (Hebrew: סוכות or סֻכּוֹת, sukkōt, or sukkos, Feast of Booths, Feast of Tabernacles) is a Biblical occasion celebrated on the fifteenth day of the long stretch of Tishrei (late September to late October). It is one of the three scripturally ordered celebrations Shalosh regalim on which Jews were instructed to make a journey to the Temple in Jerusalem.
Sukkot starts at nightfall on Sun, 13 October 2019.
- at sundown (15th of Tishrei, 5780)
- at sundown (15th of Tishrei, 5781)
- at sundown (15th of Tishrei, 5782)
- at sundown (15th of Tishrei, 5783)
- at sundown (15th of Tishrei, 5784)
- at sundown (15th of Tishrei, 5785)
- at sundown (15th of Tishrei, 5786)
- at sundown (15th of Tishrei, 5787)
- at sundown (15th of Tishrei, 5788)
Origin and History
Sukkot is a weeklong Jewish occasion that comes five days after Yom Kippur. Sukkot commends the social affair of the reap and remembers the inexplicable security G‑d accommodated the offspring of Israel when they left Egypt. We observe Sukkot by dwelling in a foliage-shrouded corner (known as a sukkah) and by taking the “Four Kinds” (Arba minim), four exceptional types of vegetation.
The initial two days (twilight on October 13 until dusk on October 15 out of 2019) of the occasion (one day in Israel) are yom tov when work is illegal, candles are lit at night, and merry suppers are gone before by Kiddush and incorporate challah dunked in nectar.
The middle of the road days (dusk on October 15 until nightfall on October 20 out of 2019) are semi occasions, known as Chol Hamoed. We abide in the sukkah and take the Four Kinds each day of Sukkot (with the exception of Shabbat, when we don’t take the Four Kinds).
The last two days (dusk on October 20 until sunset on October 22 of every 2019) are a different occasion (one day in Israel): Shemini Atzeret/Simchat Torah.
Of all the Jewish occasions, Sukkot is the one in particular whose date does not appear to recognize a noteworthy occasion. The Torah alludes to it by two names: Chag HaAsif (“the Festival of Ingathering,” or “Collect Festival”) and Chag HaSukkot (“Festival of Booths”), each communicating an explanation behind the occasion.
In Israel, crops develop in the winter and are prepared for collection in the pre-summer. Some of them stay out in the field to dry for a couple of months and are prepared for collection in the late-summer. Chag HaAsif is an opportunity to express thankfulness for this abundance.
The name Chag HaSukkot remembers the impermanent abodes G‑d made to protect our precursors on out of Egypt (some express this alludes to the phenomenal billows of greatness that protected us from the desert sun, while others state it alludes to the tents wherein they abided for their 40-year trek through the Sinai desert).