Monday June 24, 2024

Sukkot 2023

Yellow squash and corn husk.
September 2023
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa

Labor Day
Monday September 4
-9 months, -20 days
or -294 days


Grandparents Day
Sunday September 10
-9 months, -14 days
or -288 days


Constitution Citizenship Day
Sunday September 17
-9 months, -7 days
or -281 days


Saturday September 30
-8 months, -24 days
or -268 days

Sukkot for the year 2023 starts on the evening of Friday, September 29th ending the 7 day festival on sundown Friday, October 6th. The festival in Israel lasts for 6 days ending at sundown on Thursday, October 5th. For the Jewish calendar night begins before day, thus the holiday or festival begins on the sunset of the previous day.

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 with some overlap 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 2023

Saturday, September 30th is day number 273 of the 2023 calendar year with -8 months, -24 days until the start of the 7 day festival of Sukkot 2023.

Name(s):Sukkot, Feast of Tabernacles, Feast of the Ingathering, Sukkos, Feast of Booths
Type:Observance, Jewish
When:Begins 15th day of Tishrei and ends 7 day festival on 22nd of Tishrei (Ends Israel 21st day of Tishrei)

Dates for Sukkot

HolidayDateDays to Go
Sukkot 2023 Saturday, September 30, 2023 -268
Sukkot 2024 Thursday, October 17, 2024 115
Sukkot 2025 Tuesday, October 07, 2025 470
Sukkot 2026 Saturday, September 26, 2026 824
Sukkot 2027 Saturday, October 16, 2027 1209
Sukkot 2028 Wednesday, October 04, 2028 1563