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).
In 2012 the first day of Sukkot starts on Monday 1 October and lasts for 7 days until Sunday 7 October.
All Jewish holidays begin at sundown on the evening before the date shown, so observing Jews start Sukkot celebrations at sunset on Sunday 30 September.
Dates of Sukkot
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
Countdown to Sukkot
There are -262 days until Sukkot.
There are -6299 hours until Sukkot.
What is Sukkot
Sukkot falls on the fifteenth day of the Month of Tishri, five days after Yom 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.