Wednesday June 12, 2024

Lag BaOmer

Tomb of Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai

The next upcoming Lag BaOmer starts on sundown of May 15 ending at sundown on Friday May 16, 2025.

Celebration\ Observance

Many on this day will take a pilgrimage to the town of Meron in northern Israel to the tomb of Bar Yochai. Others will celebrate the holiday by lighting of bonfires. Worldwide practicing Jews will hold parties, dance, listen to music and get haircuts on this day.


Too many this day relates back to when a plague ended after killing Rabbi Akiva (Rabbi Yochai mentor) and thousands of his students.

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