Sukkot, a Hebrew word meaning “booths” or “huts,” refers to the Jewish festival of giving thanks for the fall harvest. It is one of the three pilgrimage festivals, along with Passover and Shavuot that were originally agricultural celebrations. Its significance, however, goes beyond being a holiday of thanksgiving for the harvest. It is the only festival associated with an explicit commandment to rejoice. Sukkot is celebrated five days after Yom Kippur on the 15th of the month of Tishrei, and is marked by several distinct traditions.
Monday, September 20
Sukkot Service in the UH Parking Lot
6:30 p.m.—UH Parking Lot, Livestream & Facebook
Join us in front of the UH Sukkah for a fun outdoor service. The theme for our sukkah this year is Out of This World. At this event, we will have telescopes available to view the night sky.
Tuesday, September 21
For more on the history and traditions of Sukkot, click here.