Sukkot for the year 2016 starts on Monday, October 17th ending the 7 day festival on sundown Sunday, October 23rd. For the Jewish calendar night begins before day, thus the holiday begins on the sunset of the previous day on the evening of Sunday, October 16th.
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 2016
Monday, October 17th is day number 291 of the 2016 calendar year with -6 years, -3 months, -21 days until the start of the 7 day festival of Sukkot 2016.
|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|
Dates for Sukkot
|Holiday||Date||Days to Go|
|Sukkot 2022||Monday, October 10, 2022||-120|
|Sukkot 2023||Saturday, September 30, 2023||235|
|Sukkot 2024||Thursday, October 17, 2024||618|
|Sukkot 2025||Tuesday, October 07, 2025||973|
|Sukkot 2026||Saturday, September 26, 2026||1327|
|Sukkot 2027||Saturday, October 16, 2027||1712|