Where did Sukkot originally take place?
Sukkot is a 7 day festival which comes to remind us of the Sukkot in which the Israelites dwelled on their way out from Egypt. According to Rabbi Eliezer’s opinion in the Talmud, these Sukkot refer to the Clouds of the Divine Presence which surrounded the Israelites in the wilderness. These 7 Clouds protected them from enemies as well as wild animals. They also protected them from the hardships of traveling through the desert. (The Midrash says that throughout the entire fourty years in the wilderness, the shoes and clothing that they wore remained whole and clean.)