Sukkot

The Jewish autumn festival celebrated in September or October (15-21 Tishri) as a festival of thanksgiving. Sukkot is one of three Jewish pilgrim festivals. In biblical times the festival was associated with the agricultural year. Following the tradition established in Leviticus (23: 42), 'booths' or temporary shelters are built in homes, gardens, and synagogues in memory of the huts used by the Israelites after leaving Egypt.

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16096
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Sukkot Hebrew (transliterated)
Feast of Tabernacles
Feast of the Tabernacles
Succos
Sukkoth
Sukos
Tabernacles, Feast of
Succoth
Festival of Booths
Loofhuttenfeest Dutch
Soekot Dutch
Sukkah Hebrew (transliterated)
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The Jewish autumn festival celebrated in September or October (15-21 Tishri) as a festival of thanksgiving. Sukkot is one of three Jewish pilgrim festivals. In biblical times the festival was associated with the agricultural year. Following the tradition established in Leviticus (23: 42), 'booths' or temporary shelters are built in homes, gardens, and synagogues in memory of the huts used by the Israelites after leaving Egypt.

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  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300069629. The J. Paul Getty Trust.