Today is October 24 on the Gregorian calendar, but it is Tishrei 22 on the Biblical calendar. Tishrei is the seventh month. The Fall Feasts–Yom Teruah (Trumpets), Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement), and Sukkoth (Tabernacles/Booths)–take place in the month of Tishrei.
Today is significant because it is the last day–the eight-day–of the Feast of Booths, and it ends at sunset. Jesus was in Jerusalem on this day about 2000 years ago because Booths was one of the three feasts that required Jewish men to come to Jerusalem.
John 7: 1-53 gives an account of Jesus’ trip to Jerusalem for the Feast of Booths and what transpired during that time. Jesus went to Jerusalem in secret because some were seeking to kill him, but during the middle of the festival, he began speaking openly in the Temple, causing no small stir. You can read about that in verses 14-36.
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