Friday October 30, 2020

Sukkot 2012

Yellow squash and corn husk.
October 2012
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa

Monday October 1
-8 years -29 days
or -2951 days


Columbus Day
Monday October 8
-8 years -22 days
or -2944 days


Halloween Day
Wednesday October 31
-7 years, -11 months, -30 days
or -2921 days

Sukkot for the year 2012 starts on Monday, October 1st ending the 7 day festival on sundown Sunday, October 7th. For the Jewish calendar night begins before day, thus the holiday begins on the sunset of the previous day on the evening of Sunday, September 30th.

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 2012

Monday, October 1st is day number 275 of the 2012 calendar year with -8 years, -29 days until the start of the 7 day festival of Sukkot 2012.

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 2019 Monday, October 14, 2019 -382
Sukkot 2020 Saturday, October 03, 2020 -27
Sukkot 2021 Tuesday, September 21, 2021 326
Sukkot 2022 Monday, October 10, 2022 710
Sukkot 2023 Saturday, September 30, 2023 1065
Sukkot 2024 Thursday, October 17, 2024 1448