Monday December 06, 2021

Sukkot 2016

Yellow squash and corn husk.
October 2016
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa

Columbus Day
Monday October 10
-5 years, -1 months, -27 days
or -1883 days


Monday October 17
-5 years, -1 months, -20 days
or -1876 days


Halloween Day
Monday October 31
-5 years, -1 months, -6 days
or -1862 days

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 -5 years, -1 month, -20 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
Type:Observance, Jewish
When:7 day festival start on 15th of Tishri in Hebrew Calendar

Dates for Sukkot

HolidayDateDays to Go
Sukkot 2020 Saturday, October 03, 2020 -429
Sukkot 2021 Tuesday, September 21, 2021 -76
Sukkot 2022 Monday, October 10, 2022 308
Sukkot 2023 Saturday, September 30, 2023 663
Sukkot 2024 Thursday, October 17, 2024 1046
Sukkot 2025 Tuesday, October 07, 2025 1401