Friday December 08, 2023

Sukkot 2008

Yellow squash and corn husk.
October 2008
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa

Columbus Day
Monday October 13
-15 years, -1 months, -26 days
or -5534 days


Tuesday October 14
-15 years, -1 months, -25 days
or -5533 days


Halloween Day
Friday October 31
-15 years, -1 months, -8 days
or -5516 days

Sukkot for the year 2008 starts on Tuesday, October 14th ending the 7 day festival on sundown Monday, October 20th. For the Jewish calendar night begins before day, thus the holiday begins on the sunset of the previous day on the evening of Monday, October 13th.

Sukkot is a seven day Jewish festival with the first day starting on the 15th day of the first month on the Jewish calendar called Tishri. This festival season is not a public holiday but many Jewish businesses and schools may have reduced hours. Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah are celebrated the next consecutive 2 days after Sukkot with Simchat Torah ending the annual cycle of bible readings.

Why do Jewish holidays start at nighttime?

According to the Torah, the story of creation in Genesis says “And it was evening, and it was morning day one”, “And it was evening, and it was morning; the second day”, thus night comes before day. So for the Jewish calendar all days begin at nightfall and end the next day at nightfall including holidays.

Days to the start of Sukkot 2008

Tuesday, October 14th is day number 288 of the 2008 calendar year with -15 years, -1 month, -25 days until the start of the 7 day festival of Sukkot 2008.

Name(s):Sukkot, Feast of Tabernacles, Feast of the Ingathering, Sukkos, Feast of Booths
Type:Observance, Jewish
When:7 day festival start on 15th of Tishri in Hebrew Calendar

Dates for Sukkot

HolidayDateDays to Go
Sukkot 2022 Monday, October 10, 2022 -424
Sukkot 2023 Saturday, September 30, 2023 -69
Sukkot 2024 Thursday, October 17, 2024 314
Sukkot 2025 Tuesday, October 07, 2025 669
Sukkot 2026 Saturday, September 26, 2026 1023
Sukkot 2027 Saturday, October 16, 2027 1408