The sukkah has returned to Washington Square Park. This year, Sukkot is observed from October 8 to October 15. Sukkot is a harvest festival and building a sukkah is the first step in celebrating the holiday. The sukkah must be located outdoors - "under the open sky" - with a vegetated roof and a minimum of two and half walls.
|Image: Sukkah, Washington Square Park, 2011|
My introduction to Sukkot was the Sukkah City 2010 exhibition in Union Square Park. The twelve competition finalists displayed their sukkahs for two days. A couple of my favorites are shown below. For more photos, read Sukkah City in Union Square Park.