When is Sukkot

The Jewish holiday of Sukkot (also known as the Feast of Booths or the Feast of Tabernacles) is celebrated in the Hebrew calendar on the 15th day of the month of Tisheri (late September to October).

Sukkot 2015 starts in the evening of Monday 28 September and ends in the evening of Sunday 4 October 2015.

Sukkot 2016 starts in the evening of Monday 17 October and ends in the evening of Sunday 23 October 2016.

Sukkot 2017 starts in the evening of Thursday 5 October and ends in the evening of Wednesday 11 October 2017.

Sukkot 2012 to 2025

The date of Sukkot changes each year and the following table gives the dates Sukkot starts and ends from 2012 to 2025.

 

First day of Sukkot Last day of Sukkot
Sukkot 2012 Monday 1 October Sunday 7 October
Sukkot 2013 Thursday 19 September Wednesday 25 September
Sukkot 2014 Thursday 9 October Wednesday 15 October
Sukkot 2015 Monday 28 September Sunday 4 October
Sukkot 2016 Monday 17 October Sunday 23 October
Sukkot 2017 Thursday 5 October Wednesday 11 October
Sukkot 2018 Monday 24 September Sunday 30 September
Sukkot 2019 Monday 18 October Sunday 20 October
Sukkot 2020 Saturday 3 October Friday 9 October
Sukkot 2021 Tuesday 21 September Monday 28 September
Sukkot 2022 Monday 10 October Sunday 16 October
Sukkot 2023 Saturday 30 September Friday 6 October
Sukkot 2024 Thursday 17 October Wednesday 23 October
Sukkot 2025 Tuesday 7 October Monday 13 October

What is Sukkot

 

Sukkot falls on the fifteenth day of the Month of Tishri, five days afterYom Kippur.

Sukkot, also known as the Feast of Booths or the Feast of Tabernacles, is a seven day commemoration and celebration of the way in which God protected the Israelites during the years they spent in the desert on their way to the promised land.

You shall dwell in sukkot seven days…in order that future generations may know that I made the Israelite people live in sukkot when I brought them out of the land of Egypt, I the Lord your God. Leviticus 23:42

The Hebrew word sukkōt is the plural of the word sukkah (booth or tabernacle) which means huts. These simple hut structures were used by the Israelites as shelter during their 40 years of travel in the desert after the Exodus from Egyptian slavery.

Celebrations of Sukkat include building a hut outside in which to eat and sleep during the holiday. The hut should be reminiscent of the fragile temporary desert structures with a roof made of branches and leaves through which inhabitants can see the sky – God’s heaven and the only source of security whilst in the desert.