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Sukkot (Day 1) in Israel

The first day of Sukkot (Succot, Succoth, Sukkoth) is the start of the Feast of Tabernacles period. The festival starts on 15th day of Tishri (or Tishrei) in the Jewish calendar. Many Jewish people around the world visit Jerusalem around this time.

Is Sukkot (Day 1) a Public Holiday?

Sukkot (Day 1) is a public holiday. It is a day off for the general population, and schools and most businesses are closed.

In 2020, it falls on a Saturday, and some businesses may choose to follow Saturday opening hours.

Sukkot is celebrated among many Jewish people worldwide.

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About Sukkot (Day 1)

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Sukkot (Day 1) Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2015MonSep 28Sukkot (Day 1)National holiday, Hebrew
2016MonOct 17Sukkot (Day 1)National holiday, Hebrew
2017ThuOct 5Sukkot (Day 1)National holiday, Hebrew
2018MonSep 24Sukkot (Day 1)National holiday, Hebrew
2019MonOct 14Sukkot (Day 1)National holiday, Hebrew
2020SatOct 3Sukkot (Day 1)National holiday, Hebrew
2021TueSep 21Sukkot (Day 1)National holiday, Hebrew
2022MonOct 10Sukkot (Day 1)National holiday, Hebrew
2023SatSep 30Sukkot (Day 1)National holiday, Hebrew
2024ThuOct 17Sukkot (Day 1)National holiday, Hebrew
2025TueOct 7Sukkot (Day 1)National holiday, Hebrew

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