Sukkot 2022 begins the evening of
Sunday, October 9th at sunset.

The Mitzvah of Lulav and Esrog is only done during the daytime, and commences during the day of Monday, October 10th and the earliest time to do it is from sunrise at 6:40am (this year). 



The Sukkah:
For forty years, as our ancestors traversed the Sinai Desert, following the Exodus from  Egypt, miraculous “clouds of glory” surrounded and hovered over them, shielding them from the dangers and discomforts of the desert. Ever since, we remember G-d’s kindness and reaffirm our trust in His providence by dwelling in a Sukkah–a hut of temporary construction with a roof covering of branches–for the duration of the Sukkot festival (on the Jewish calendar Tishrei 15-21). In Israel, for seven days and nights, we eat all our meals in the Sukkah and otherwise regard it as our home. Outside of Israel, we do so for eight days.

The Four Kinds:
The four kinds, which we shake on each day of the festival (besides Shabbat), are to remind us of the various types of personalities in the Jewish nation. By shaking them in all 6 directions we symbolise the unification of all the Jews around the world.

Hold the Lulav in your right hand (unless your a lefty) with its spine facing you.

Face east and say:


Pick up and hold the Etrog in the opposite hand, keeping separate from the Lulav.

On the first morning you add:


Bring the Lulav and Etrog together and shake slightly.

You have now done the Mitzvah!