Starting on Wednesday night, Jews around the world have been eating (and in some cases, sleeping) outside, to celebrate Sukkot, the Festival of the Tabernacles.

Sukkahs come in all shapes and sizes. Some people will cobble something in their backyard, others will use the handy space provided by an outdoor balcony, and still more may see it as a chance to show off their creative streak.

From Manhattan’s Union Square to the dark alleys of Venice, here are some pretty striking symbols of one of Judaism’s most festive holidays.

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