Sukkot begins on the fifth day after Yom Kipper, creating a transition from one of the most solemn holidays to one of the most festive.
Sukkot is the last of the three Jewish pilgrimage festivals. Sukkot celebrates both historical and agricultural events. Historically, Sukkot commemorates the forty-year period during which the children of Israel were wandering in the desert, living in temporary shelters. Thus we build the Sukkah. Sukkot is also a harvest festival and is sometimes referred to as Chag Ha-Asif, the Festival of Ingathering. Sukkot is also known as The Time of Our Joy.
Sukkot is a seven-day festival of eating, entertaining and even sleeping outside in Sukkahs (who says Jews don’t go camping). Sukkahs are usually decorated with rugs, tapestries, banners, hanging fruits and vegetables and other whimsical touches representing a harvest theme.
It is traditional to share this time with food, flowers, friends and family. Families enjoy spending time in their Sukkot and inviting others in for a meal or snacks. While there are no traditional foods for Sukkot, any menus incorporating the harvest from the local area is appropriate. Stuffed foods, like kreplach or stuffed cabbage and soups are often served as they can incorporate many items from the harvest.
Chocolate can also be a special treat during Sukkot and a great way to honor guests or just surprise a special someone. The creative design of The Sweet Tooth’s wonderful assortment of baskets, trays and specially molded chocolates make them perfect for Sukkot.
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