Sukkot is indeed a happy holiday. In Hebrew it is called z’man simhateinu—the season of our joy! Sukkot has also been called the Harvest Festival, God’s Festival and the Festival. Sukkot is our time to celebrate the fall season and all that the summer harvest has brought us. Historically, it reminds us of the journey through the desert after our Exodus from Egypt. It is also a time for thanksgiving to God, the source of the earth’s bounty. It is a superb and limitless opportunity for family celebration and activity.