Sukkot- Begins sunset of Wednesday, October 4, 2017 | Ends nightfall of Wednesday, October 11, 2017
“And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, Speak to the people of Israel, saying, The fifteenth day of this seventh month shall be the Feast of Booths for seven days to the Lord. ” (Leviticus 23:33)
The Feast of Tabernacles begins five days after Yom Kippur. The word Sukkoth means “booths,” and refers to the temporary dwellings that Jews are commanded to live in during this holiday, just as the Jews did in the wilderness. The Feast of Tabernacles lasts for seven days. Historically, it was to be kept in remembrance of the dwelling in tents in the wilderness for the forty-year period during which the children of Israel were wandering in the desert.