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 at nightfall including holidays.
Days to Lag Baomer 2018
Thursday, May 3rd is day number 123 of the 2018 calendar year with -1 year, -11 months, -6 days until Lag BaOmer 2018.
|Name(s):||Lag BaOmer, Lag B'Omer|
|When:||18th day of Lyar in Hebrew Calendar|
Dates for Lag BaOmer
|Holiday||Date||Days to Go|
|Lag BaOmer 2019||Thursday, May 23, 2019||-322|
|Lag BaOmer 2020||Tuesday, May 12, 2020||33|
|Lag BaOmer 2021||Friday, April 30, 2021||386|
|Lag BaOmer 2022||Thursday, May 19, 2022||770|
|Lag BaOmer 2023||Tuesday, May 09, 2023||1125|
|Lag BaOmer 2024||Sunday, May 26, 2024||1508|