Sukkot in Safed (Tzfat) 2023

Sukkot in Safed (Also spelled Tsfat or Tzfat) is one of the most inviting times of the year to visit Safed. Local families set up their sukkahs on their porches, rooftops and even along the lanes and alleyways of the main thoroughfares which presents a festive atmosphere of communal celebration. The small town is alive with many concerts and street festivals, and joy is in the atmosphere. Many Safed residents open the doors to their temporary homes invite visitors to enter their sukkahs, offering a once-in-a-lifetime cultural experience. In 2023, Sukkot is September 29 – October 6th.

Check back later to see 2023’s Sukkot events. In the mean time, check out what we did during Sukkot last year in Safed.

Activities for Sukkot in Safed

Preparations for Sukkot in Safed are underway
Preparations for Sukkot in Safed are underway

During the Sukkot holiday, there are special Safed activities which are open to all.

The Safed Tourist Information Center, located at 17 Alkebetz Street, operates throughout Sukkot to provide maps and other information to visitors.

Safed is an old city with lots of winding alleys, which makes it difficult to navigate as a solo traveler. The best way to see the hidden wonders of Safed (Tsfat/Tzfat) this Sukkot is on a guided tour. Check out the Safed, Tiberias and Mount Meron day tour.

Sukkot in Other Cities

For general information, see our article about Sukkot in Israel

Articles about Sukkot in JerusalemSukkot in Tel AvivSukkot in the Galilee, and Sukkot in the Negev and Dead Sea can help with many many more ideas of great things to do.

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