Friday September 29, 2023

Sukkot 2020

Yellow squash and corn husk.
October 2020
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa

Saturday October 3
-2 years, -11 months, -26 days
or -1091 days


Columbus Day
Monday October 12
-2 years, -11 months, -17 days
or -1082 days


Halloween Day
Saturday October 31
-2 years, -10 months, -29 days
or -1063 days

Sukkot for the year 2020 starts on the evening of Sunday, October 4th ending the 7 day festival on sundown Friday, October 9th. The festival in Israel lasts for 6 days ending at sundown on Thursday, October 8th. 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 2020

Saturday, October 3rd is day number 277 of the 2020 calendar year with -2 years, -11 months, -26 days until the start of the 7 day festival of Sukkot 2020.

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 2022 Monday, October 10, 2022 -354
Sukkot 2023 Saturday, September 30, 2023 1
Sukkot 2024 Thursday, October 17, 2024 384
Sukkot 2025 Tuesday, October 07, 2025 739
Sukkot 2026 Saturday, September 26, 2026 1093
Sukkot 2027 Saturday, October 16, 2027 1478