Sukkot for the year 2014 starts on Thursday, October 9th ending the 7 day festival on sundown Wednesday, October 15th. Because the Jewish calendar is a lunar calendar, the holiday begins on the sunset of the previous day on the evening of Wednesday, October 8th.
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.
Thursday, October 9th is day number 282 of the 2014 calendar year with -4 years, -8 months, -8 days until the start of the 7 day festival of Sukkot 2014.
More information on Sukkot. (Traditions, Customs and History)
|Name(s):||Sukkot, Feast of Tabernacles, Feast of the Ingathering, Sukkos, Feast of Booths|
|When:||7 day festival start on 15th of Tishri in Hebrew Calendar|
October 2014 Holidays
|Date||Holiday||Details||Days to Go|
|Oct 3||Day of Arafat 2014||Muslim||-1719|
|Oct 3||Dussehra 2014||Hindu||-1719|
|Oct 4||Eid al-Adha 2014||Muslim||-1718|
|Oct 4||Yom Kippur 2014||Jewish||-1718|
|Oct 6||Child Health Day 2014||Observance||-1716|
|Oct 9||Leif Erikson 2014||Observance||-1713|
|Oct 9||Sukkot 2014||Jewish||-1713|
|Oct 13||Columbus Day 2014||Federal Holiday||-1709|
|Oct 16||Shemini Atzeret 2014||Jewish||-1706|
|Oct 17||Simchat Torah 2014||Jewish||-1705|
|Oct 16||Boss's Day 2014||Observance||-1706|
|Oct 22||Diwali 2014||Hindu||-1700|
|Oct 24||Muharram 2014||Muslim||-1698|
|Oct 31||Halloween 2014||Observance||-1691|