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Shavuot 2004


Torah scriptures and golden brown wheat.
May 2004
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Mothers Day
Sunday May 9
-19 years, -9 months, -11 days
or -7226 days

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Ascension Day
Thursday May 20
-19 years, -9 months
or -7215 days

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Shavuot
Wednesday May 26
-19 years, -8 months, -25 days
or -7209 days

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Pentecost
Sunday May 30
-19 years, -8 months, -21 days
or -7205 days

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Memorial Day
Monday May 31

Shavuot for the year 2004 starts on Wednesday, May 26th ending the two day holiday at sundown on Thursday, May 27th. For the Jewish calendar night begins before day, thus the holiday begins on the sunset of the previous day on the evening of Tuesday, May 25th.


Shavuot in Israel with the Hebrew calendar falls on Sivan 6-7 each year, but have a different date each year on the Gregorian calendar. Shavuot is a two day festival. The festival marks the wheat harvest in Israel and commemorates the day God gave the Torah to Israel on Mount Sinai.

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 the start of Shavuot 2004

Wednesday, May 26th is day number 147 of the 2004 calendar year with -19 years, -8 months, -25 days until Shavuot 2004.


Shavuot
Name(s):Shavuot, Feast of Weeks, Shovuos, Shavu'oth
Type:Observance, Jewish
When:6th or 7th of Sivan in Hebrew Calendar

Dates for Shavuot

HolidayDateDays to Go
Shavuot 2022 Sunday, June 05, 2022 -625
Shavuot 2023 Friday, May 26, 2023 -270
Shavuot 2024 Wednesday, June 12, 2024 113
Shavuot 2025 Monday, June 02, 2025 468
Shavuot 2026 Friday, May 22, 2026 822
Shavuot 2027 Friday, June 11, 2027 1207


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