(also Sukkot, Sukkoth)
- a major Jewish festival held in the autumn (beginning on the 15th day of Tishri) to commemorate the sheltering of the Israelites in the wilderness. It is marked by the erection of small booths covered in natural materials. Also called Feast of Tabernacles.
from Hebrew sukkōṯ, plural of sukkāh 'thicket, hut'