Sukkot is a Jewish holiday that begins every year on the 15th day of the month Tishrei on the Jewish calendar, which is usually some time in September or October. Sukkot is a festive holiday that celebrates the harvest and commemorates the biblical story of the Jewish people who had to wander the desert for 40 years before entering the land of Israel.
One of the main observances on Sukkot is to both build and dwell in a Sukkah, a hut-like temporary shelter that is meant to be similar to those lived in by the Jewish people during their years in the desert. Among others, one of the main features of a Sukkah is that it must have a thatched roof made of natural plant materials through which the stars can be seen! During the seven days of Sukkot, Jewish people are meant to spend as much of their time as possible in the Sukkah, eating all of their meals in it and, if possible, even sleeping in it! Most people also decorate their Sukkah with arts and crafts projects or reminders of the harvest.