Sunday January 19, 2020

Lag BaOmer 2018


Celebration of Lag BaOmer with bonfire at night.
May 2018
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
123

Lag BaOmer
Thursday May 3
-1 years, -8 months, -16 days
or -626 days

45
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Ascension Day
Thursday May 10
-1 years, -8 months, -9 days
or -619 days

1112
13

Mothers Day
Sunday May 13
-1 years, -8 months, -6 days
or -616 days

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20

Pentecost
Sunday May 20
-1 years, -7 months, -30 days
or -609 days

212223242526
2728

Memorial Day
Monday May 28

293031

Lag BaOmer for the year 2018 is celebrated/ observed on sundown of May 2 ending at sundown on Thursday, May 3.


Lag BaOmer in the Hebrew calendar falls on the 18th of Lyar. 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 including holidays.

Days to Lag Baomer 2018

Thursday, May 3rd is day number 123 of the 2018 calendar year with -1 year, -8 months, -16 days until Lag BaOmer 2018.


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

Dates for Lag BaOmer

HolidayDateDays to Go
Lag BaOmer 2019 Thursday, May 23, 2019 -242
Lag BaOmer 2020 Tuesday, May 12, 2020 113
Lag BaOmer 2021 Friday, April 30, 2021 466
Lag BaOmer 2022 Thursday, May 19, 2022 850
Lag BaOmer 2023 Tuesday, May 09, 2023 1205
Lag BaOmer 2024 Sunday, May 26, 2024 1588


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