What Is Shemini Atzeret / Simchat Torah? – An overview of the traditions and customs of Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah – Chabad.org

When: Starts in the evening of Oct. 11, and concludes after nightfall of Oct. 14, 2017

What: The holiday of Sukkot is followed by an independent holiday called Shemini Atzeret. In Israel, this is a one-day holiday; in the Diaspora it is a two-day holiday, and the second day is known as Simchat Torah. This holiday is characterized by utterly unbridled joy, which reaches its climax on Simchat Torah, when we celebrate the conclusion—and restart—of the annual Torah-reading cycle. [ ]

 

 

Source: What Is Shemini Atzeret / Simchat Torah? – An overview of the traditions and customs of Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah – Chabad.org