Dates For 5778 (2017)

Thursday 5 October, 1st day of Sukkos (Yomtov - light candles 18 minutes before sunset on Wednesday evening)

Friday 6 October, 2nd day of Sukkos* (Yomtov - light candles from a flame which has been burning since the onset of the festival, after the appearance of three stars on Thursday evening)

Saturday 7 October - Tuesday 10 October, Chol Hamoed (work may be done if needed)**

Wednesday 11 October, Hoshana Rabba (work may be done if needed)

Thursday 12 October, Shemini Atzeres (Yomtov - light candles 18 minutes before sunset on Wednesday evening)

Friday 13 October, Simchas Torah*** (Yomtov - light candles from a flame which has been burning since the onset of the festival, after the appearance of three stars on Thursday evening)

Please see links for more information about the observances of this festival.

* In Israel, this day is the first day of Chol Hamoed

** If Chol Hamoed falls on Saturday, normal laws of Shabbos apply

*** In Israel, Shemini Atzeres & Simchas Torah are on the same day. Therefore, this day is a regular weekday