Samaritans celebrate Succot

ByGIL STERN STERN ZOHAR
October 29, 2015 17:31

Samaritans are observing Succot a month later than Jews did this year.




Samaritans celebrate Succot

Samaritans celebrate Succot. (photo credit:GIL ZOHAR)

For Jews, the lunar month of Heshvan is sometimes known as Mar Heshvan, meaning “Bitter Heshvan,” since it is the only month in the Hebrew calendar that doesn’t include a holiday.

But those feeling deprived this week can visit the town of Kiryat Luza atop Mount Gerizim, flanking Nablus to the south, to join in the seven- day celebration of Succot, which Samaritans are observing a month later than Jews did this year. Their festival began this past Tuesday.

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