No we're not celebrating Sukkot in December, I'm just way behind in my blogging :)
Sukkot (The Feast of Tabernacles)
Lev 23:33 Then Yahwh spoke to Moses, saying,
Lev 23:34 "Speak to the children of Israel, saying: 'The fifteenth day of this seventh month shall be the Feast of Tabernacles for seven days to Yahwh.
Lev 23:35 On the first day there shall be a holy convocation. You shall do no customary work on it.
Lev 23:36 For seven days you shall offer an offering made by fire to Yahwh. On the eighth day you shall have a holy convocation, and you shall offer an offering made by fire to Yahwh. It is a sacred assembly, and you shall do no customary work on it.
Lev 23:37 'These are the feasts of Yahwh which you shall proclaim to be holy convocations, to offer an offering made by fire to Yahwh, a burnt offering and a grain offering, a sacrifice and drink offerings, everything on its day—
Lev 23:38 besides the Sabbaths of Yahwh, besides your gifts, besides all your vows, and besides all your freewill offerings which you give to Yahwh.
Lev 23:39 'Also on the fifteenth day of the seventh month, when you have gathered in the fruit of the land, you shall keep the feast of Yahwh for seven days; on the first day there shall be a sabbath-rest, and on the eighth day a sabbath-rest.
Lev 23:40 And you shall take for yourselves on the first day the fruit of beautiful trees, branches of palm trees, the boughs of leafy trees, and willows of the brook; and you shall rejoice before Yahwh your God for seven days.
Lev 23:41 You shall keep it as a feast to Yahwh for seven days in the year. It shall be a statute forever in your generations. You shall celebrate it in the seventh month.
Lev 23:42 You shall dwell in booths for seven days. All who are native Israelites shall dwell in booths,
Lev 23:43 that your generations may know that I made the children of Israel dwell in booths when I brought them out of the land of Egypt: I Yahwh your God.' "
Lev 23:44 So Moses declared to the children of Israel the feasts of Yahwh.
Every year we talk about getting a wall tent with a little wood stove and camp outside for Sukkot, but we didn't do it again this year. The boys had every intention of pitching our hunting tent and spending the week in it, but the first two days of Sukkot were very windy and rainy, not good weather to set up a tent in :(
So we made our Sukkah in the basement again. We actually have a lot of fun building and dwelling in it. I didn't get a picture of it after we were done, but we decorated it nice. Paul and I brought down our mattress (no use being uncomfortable for a week) and the kids used pads and sleeping bags.