The Feast of Tabernacles represented the conclusion of the Israelite agricultural year, so it was also called the Feast of Ingathering. God instructed the Israelites to live in booths (sukkah) for one week to remember their journeying from Egypt to the Promised Land. These temporary huts also served as a reminder of the transient and fragile nature of human existence. The Feast of Tabernacles is considered the most joyous festival of the entire calendar and it is believed to be a universal festival for all people.