1. 'On the eighth day you shall hold an
as a Festival in its own right - sheheheyanu.
(General Prayer for Rain) on
(Immediate prayer for rain on the 7th of Heshvan, in Israel - on the 5th or 6th of December in the Diaspora).
, when the reading of the Torah is completed - and restarted. The last weekly portion (
) and the first (
(circuits). Seven circuits with the Torah.
falls on the eighth day from the beginning of Succot (22nd of Tishrei).
is on the ninth day (23rd of Tishrei), except in Israel where it is celebrated on
(i.e. both festivals together, on the same day).