Tuesday May 30, 2023

Lag BaOmer 2008

Celebration of Lag BaOmer with bonfire at night.
May 2008
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa

Ascension Day
Thursday May 1
-15 years -29 days
or -5507 days


Sunday May 11
-15 years -19 days
or -5497 days


Lag BaOmer
Friday May 23
-15 years -7 days
or -5485 days


Memorial Day
Monday May 26


Lag BaOmer for the year 2008 is celebrated/ observed on sundown of Thursday, May 22nd ending at sundown on Friday, May 23rd.

Lag BaOmer in the Hebrew calendar falls on the 18th of Iyar. The day celebrates the death and life of Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai who was a Mishnaic sage back in the 2nd century.

Why do Jewish holidays start at nighttime?

According to the Torah, the story of creation in Genesis says “And it was evening, and it was morning day one”, “And it was evening, and it was morning; the second day”, thus night comes before day. So for the Jewish calendar all days begin at nightfall and end the next day at nightfall including holidays.

Days to Lag Baomer 2008

Friday, May 23rd is day number 144 of the 2008 calendar year with -15 years, -7 days until Lag BaOmer 2008.

Lag BaOmer
Name(s):Lag BaOmer, Lag B'Omer
Type:Observance, Jewish
When:18th day of Iyar in Hebrew Calendar

Dates for Lag BaOmer

HolidayDateDays to Go
Lag BaOmer 2022 Thursday, May 19, 2022 -376
Lag BaOmer 2023 Tuesday, May 09, 2023 -21
Lag BaOmer 2024 Sunday, May 26, 2024 362
Lag BaOmer 2025 Friday, May 16, 2025 717
Lag BaOmer 2026 Tuesday, May 05, 2026 1071
Lag BaOmer 2027 Tuesday, May 25, 2027 1456