It is customary to decorate the inside of a sukkah with hanging fruits and grains, because this holiday is a harvest festival, a thanksgiving, an agricultural ceremony.
The holiday, which starts today at sundown, lasts until sundown on October 7.
Check out this modern (and rather silly) Sukkot song during a time-lapse video of building a sukkah.
Not all sukkot look alike! Two years ago my son-in-law was part of a competition and exhibition of “reimagined” sukkot in New York City. He was hired to build the sukkah called Time/Timeless. Check out this photo gallery of Sukkah City.
One of my favorite picture books deals with Sukkot: Tikvah Means Hope, by Patricia Polacco.
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