Jews begin the seven day Sukkot festival at sunset on Wednesday night. Families build huts to commemorate the temporary dwellings that the Israelites lived in during their 40 year wandering in the wilderness after leaving Egypt. The festival requires the purchase of the four species, which include a citron, a closed palm, a myrtle branch and a willow branch.
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Kaparot is a Jewish ritual performed before Yom Kippur, the holiest day in the Jewish calendar, that is suppose to transfer the sins of the past year to the chicken. Yom Kippur begins at sunset on Friday.
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