The festival of Sukkot
In today's travel blog, we will stay in the circle of traditional Jewish holidays and learn about the customs of the celebration "Sukkot.
Hello Dear Reader! In today's travel blog, we will stay in the circle of traditional Jewish holidays and learn about the customs of the "Sukkot Festival". In his preparations, there is a certain similarity to experiencing the Hindu "Diwali Festival".
"Sukkot Festival" in memory of wanderers- our brothers.
Jewish ”Święto Sukkot” zwane także Świętem Kuczek jak również określane jest jako Feast of Tabernacles or Feast of Booths rozpoczyna się pięć dni po zakończeniu obchodów Święta Jom Kippur ( Atonement Day). This celebration takes place in the month of Tishrei, that is, according to the Gregorian calendar, it falls in September or October.
The "Festival of Sukkot" was originally a harvest festival, and then it was recorded in the history of Israel in memory of the forty-year pilgrimage of the Jewish people from Egypt to the goal of the Promised Land, during which the wanderers lived in sukkahs called shacks.
A hut created, wrapped in the sky.
The travel blog obtained information on how to create traditional shelters, although out of concern for nature they are no longer built entirely of wood, which in Israel is very expensive due to the less tree cover in the country.
Wooden poles or ready-made structures made of aluminum are used to make the hut for the "Sukkot Festival".
Then, the most often white material or decorated with colorful drawings depicting the history of the traversing of the Jewish nation through the desert is attached to this structure.. Every necessary detail can be purchased in shops or in organized pre-Christmas markets. When building a sukkah, you must take care of its roof, covered with leaves or a mat made of straw, it was constructed in such a way that the sky could be seen through it.
Light, prayer, joy that the tradition will be done.
When the sukkah is ready and decorates the balcony, backyard, park, square, and even a school, hospital, museum and theater, then it's time to invite the first guests, who pray in the hut, they sleep and rejoice, because lanterns are installed inside the sukkah, a fan of colorful lights and candles. The interior arrangement makes a comparison to the Hindu "Diwali Festival" in terms of the light and the ornaments in the form of chains, paper stars or garlands shining with gold.
Just like we are eagerly decorating the Christmas tree for Christmas, this is how the children of Israel make ornaments, which then decorate the huts for the "Feast of Sukkot".
Plants must not be missing- sublime symbols.
The travel blog emphasizes the importance of the symbolic role and significance of the four plants that used to be used to build huts and that religious Israelis are looking for to make a bouquet for the "Feast of Sukkot". Among them is lulaw, which is a branch of the date palm and which symbolizes the triumph of the nation of Israel.
Hades, consisting of three branches of myrtle, wrapped in eye-shaped leaves, symbolizing a long life and a series of successes cannot be missed.. The arave is also important, that is, willow branches resembling a human mouth and symbolizes life and life-giving water. Finally, the citron fruit is called the heart-shaped etrog and in its symbolism expresses perfection and justice as well as the ideal relationship between God, and human.
Dear Reader, thank you very much for today's meeting with the travel blog! It is worth learning about the traditions of other countries, and although they are different, which proves their uniqueness, you can always find some similarities, as in the case of "Sukkot" and "Diwali".