What day is Last Day of Sukkot on? Last Day of Sukkot 2017 is observed on a Wednesday in October. In 2016, it was on a Sunday and Last Day of Sukkot in 2018 is on Sunday, September 30, 2018.
Countdown to Last Day of Sukkot 2017 date is below, plus holiday history, activities, facts, details, and upcoming public holidays.
Many Jewish people in the United States mark Hoshana Rabbah (or Hoshana Raba) as the last day of Sukkot (Succot, Succoth, Sukkoth) in their calendars. This day is the end of the Sukkot period, also known as the Feast of Tabernacles. The Sukkot festival is observed during the week starting on 15th day of Tishri (or Tishrei), which is the first month of the year in the Jewish calendar.
When is Last Day of Sukkot 2017? This year Last Day of Sukkot is on Wednesday, October 11, 2017.
Many Jewish communities in countries such as the United States observe the last day of Sukkot, which marks the end of the Sukkot festival.Below you will find all the details for Last Day of Sukkot 2017 including, are banks open, is there mail delivery and related holiday information.
Is Last Day of Sukkot a federal holiday?
No, Last Day of Sukkot is not a federal holiday. There are ten annual US federal holidays on the calendar designated by the United States Congress. The following federal holidays are established by law:
- New Year’s Day
- Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. (Third Monday in January).
- Washington’s Birthday (Third Monday in February)
- Memorial Day (Last Monday in May)
- Independence Day (July 4)
- Labor Day (First Monday in September)
- Columbus Day (Second Monday in October)
- Veterans Day (November 11)
- Thanksgiving Day (Fourth Thursday in November)
- Christmas Day (December 25)
Is Last Day of Sukkot a national holiday?
The last day of Sukkot is not a nationwide public holiday in the United States. However, many Jewish businesses, schools and organizations may be closed or offer a reduced level of service. Last Day of Sukkot is not a national holiday. Unlike many other countries, there are no ‘national holidays’ in the United States because Congress only has constitutional authority to create holidays for federal institutions. Most federal holidays are also observered as state holidays.
Is Last Day of Sukkot a paid holiday?
The answer depends on your employer. The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) does not require payment for time not worked, such as vacations or holidays (federal or otherwise).
Does the mail run on Last Day of Sukkot?
Yes, there will be mail delivery on Last Day of Sukkot. All post offices and federal offices of any kind will be open for the holiday, which means businesses and homes will receive mail. This also counts USPS and Fedex packages. See holiday schedule on USPS and Fedex. The only time mail is not being delivered is on federal holidays, which are listed above.
Are banks open on Last Day of Sukkot?
Last Day of Sukkot is a Jewish holiday, which means all federal offices, courts and most banks will be open. While most banks are open, some banks can operate on their own schedules, so it may be best to check with your local branches. U.S. stock and bond markets like the New York Stock Exchange and NASDAQ will be open. Grocery stores and malls are reportedly open.
If your bank is closed, it is still possible to conduct general banking transactions via ATM, online banking or your mobile phone. Apps and websites are running though not all normal functions may be accessed for the holiday.
Are stores open on Last Day of Sukkot?
On Last Day of Sukkot, most stores, restaurants, shopping centers, and malls are open. There are no holidays on which all businesses are closed by law. However, some stores may have shortened or extended holiday hours for the day. Stores may be operating on holiday schedule with limited or reduced hours of operation. Some businesses may be closed on in order to give their employees the day off. For restaurants, stores and other establishments specific to your area, you will have to check with the individual business.Shop Last Day of Sukkot Gifts on Amazon
Last Day of Sukkot 2017
Holiday: Last Day of Sukkot
Date: October 11, 2017
Holiday Type: Jewish holiday
Presidents Day 2018: Sunday, September 30, 2018
Presidents Day 2019: Sunday, October 20, 2019
Presidents Day 2020: Friday, October 9, 2020
History & Origin
The Sukkot period is a time to remember the Jewish people’s wandering in the desert for 40 years following their exodus from Egypt, according to Jewish teachings. It is also a time to celebrate the grape harvest. Some sources claim that Sukkot lasts for about seven days while others state that it is an eight-day festival.
The seventh day of Sukkot is known as Hoshana Rabbah while the eighth day is known as Shmini Atzeret and the day after is called Simchat Torah. Hoshana Rabbah is known as the day of the final sealing of judgment, which began on Rosh Hashanah.
How To Celebrate Last Day of Sukkot
Hoshana Rabbah is marked by a special service at the synagogue. During the service, the rolls of the Torah are taken out of their ark and worshippers make seven circuits while holding the four species and reciting Hoshanot (Psalm 118:25). The four species (four plants with symbolic meanings) are waved in proscribed directions after a blessing is recited during Sukkot, except on Shabbat (the Sabbath). People may do this at a synagogue, in the sukkah or at home. The beating of the aravah, a willow branch, is also performed.
Some sources say that it is traditional to wear a kittle (shroud worn on Yom Kippur) on the last day of Sukkot. It is also customary to eat a festive meal in the sukkah in the afternoon to fulfill the religious duty (mitzvah) of dwelling in the sukkah one last time for the year. The heavenly decrees made on Rosh Hashanah (and sealed on Yom Kippur) are sent out on Hoshana Rabbah, according to Jewish belief. The Kabbalah’s main book also says that nations around the world are judged on this day.
How To Say Last Day of Sukkot in:
Spanish: Último día de Sucot
Norwegian: Sukkot – siste dag
German: Sukkot (letzter Tag)
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