The festival of Sukkot, also known as the Feast of the Tabernacles, begins on the 15th of the month of Tishri, 10 days after Yom Kippur. The word Sukkah refers to temporary dwelling places, or hut, and the holiday commemorates the 40 year period during which the children of Israel wandered the wilderness, living in temporary huts for protection. Temporary huts are constructed - which must have open or unfinished ceilings made of organic material - and all eating takes place here for the duration of the holiday. It is decorated with fall fruits and vegetables. As a Jewish Biblical pilgrimage festival, Sukkot is one of the three holidays during which Jews historically traveled to the Temple in Jerusalem.
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