on 2024-10-17 (7 months from now)
Sukkot, also known as the Feast of Tabernacles, is a Jewish holiday that celebrates the harvest season and commemorates the Israelites' forty years of wandering in the desert after the Exodus from Egypt. On the first day of Sukkot in Israel, families gather to build and decorate sukkahs, temporary outdoor shelters with roofs made of branches or bamboo. These sukkahs symbolize the huts that the Israelites lived in during their time in the desert. People also wave the four species – a citron, palm branch, myrtle, and willow – in a special ceremony called the waving of the lulav and etrog. The holiday is a time of joy and gratitude, with festive meals, songs, and prayers taking place throughout the day.
How to recognize Sukkot (Day 1) at work?