Theyre still partying, though. Back in the day, revelers were expected to consume each and every meal for an entire week inside their intricately decorated sukkah. The farmers who were harvesting in the fields couldnt afford to go back to eat at home, says Davidson. Instead, they built huts to eat and sleep in. Davidson says he snoozes in the one he makes each year -- despite the sometimes frigid weather. It got to about 35 degrees last year, he recalls.
Youll also partake in a traditional Four Species ritual, which involves waving around exotic plants such as the palm-like lulav and the etrog, a type of citrus fruit. Also on tap: pumpkin-carving, fruit-eating, and hiking. This is my favorite holiday, says Davidson. It takes you outdoors and gets you back in touch with nature during a time of year when everyone is going back inside.
Sun., Sept. 30, 1-4 p.m., 2007