Holiday Invite: Sukkot on the Net

Hag Sameach! Happy Holidays!

Holidays on the Net is delighted to invite you to share in our celebration of the festive, nine-day Jewish holiday of Sukkot.

This jubilant celebration, known as Chag Ha’Sukkot or Feast of the Booths, falls on the 15th day of the Hebrew month of Tishri, just 5 days after the solemn Day of Atonement, Yom Kippur.

On Sukkot, Jewish families build their sukkah, or hut, in which they eat and sleep for the duration of the holiday. Recalling the impermanent structures that the Israelites lived in as they wandered the desert for 40 years before reaching the Promised Land, Sukkot also has an agricultural significance: celebrating the conclusion of the fall harvest.

Come learn more about the Story of the Sukkot and discover some of the festival’s central traditions, including waving the etrog, lulav and the four species. Get your children involved in the spirit of the holiday, with some fun-filled Sukkot crafts, including making your own sukkah out of PVC pipes.

Sukkot begins at sundown on Wednesday September 22, 2010. I look forward to celebrating with you soon at Holidays on the Net.

Happy Holidays! Hag Sameach!

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