Sunday May 19, 2024

Sukkot 2018

Yellow squash and corn husk.
September 2018
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa

Labor Day
Monday September 3
-5 years, -8 months, -16 days
or -2085 days


Grandparents Day
Sunday September 9
-5 years, -8 months, -10 days
or -2079 days


Constitution Citizenship Day
Monday September 17
-5 years, -8 months, -2 days
or -2071 days


Monday September 24
-5 years, -7 months, -25 days
or -2064 days


Sukkot for the year 2018 starts on Monday, September 24th ending the 7 day festival on sundown Sunday, September 30th. 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 23rd.

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 2018

Monday, September 24th is day number 267 of the 2018 calendar year with -5 years, -7 months, -25 days until the start of the 7 day festival of Sukkot 2018.

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 -232
Sukkot 2024 Thursday, October 17, 2024 151
Sukkot 2025 Tuesday, October 07, 2025 506
Sukkot 2026 Saturday, September 26, 2026 860
Sukkot 2027 Saturday, October 16, 2027 1245
Sukkot 2028 Wednesday, October 04, 2028 1599