Monday May 27, 2024

Sukkot 2017

Yellow squash and corn husk.
October 2017
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa

Thursday October 5
-6 years, -7 months, -22 days
or -2426 days


Columbus Day
Monday October 9
-6 years, -7 months, -18 days
or -2422 days


Halloween Day
Tuesday October 31
-6 years, -6 months, -27 days
or -2400 days

Sukkot for the year 2017 starts on Thursday, October 5th ending the 7 day festival on sundown Wednesday, October 11th. For the Jewish calendar night begins before day, thus the holiday begins on the sunset of the previous day on the evening of Wednesday, October 4th.

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 2017

Thursday, October 5th is day number 278 of the 2017 calendar year with -6 years, -7 months, -22 days until the start of the 7 day festival of Sukkot 2017.

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 2023 Saturday, September 30, 2023 -240
Sukkot 2024 Thursday, October 17, 2024 143
Sukkot 2025 Tuesday, October 07, 2025 498
Sukkot 2026 Saturday, September 26, 2026 852
Sukkot 2027 Saturday, October 16, 2027 1237
Sukkot 2028 Wednesday, October 04, 2028 1591