Sunday May 31, 2020

Shavuot 2008


Torah scriptures and golden brown wheat.
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Shavuot
Monday June 9
-11 years, -11 months, -22 days
or -4374 days

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Flag Day
Saturday June 14
-11 years, -11 months, -17 days
or -4369 days

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Fathers Day
Sunday June 15
-11 years, -11 months, -16 days
or -4368 days

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Shavuot for the year 2008 starts on Monday, June 9th ending the two day holiday at sundown on Tuesday, June 10th. For the Jewish calendar night begins before day, thus the holiday begins on the sunset of the previous day on the evening of Sunday, June 8th.


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 2008

Monday, June 9th is day number 161 of the 2008 calendar year with -11 years, -11 months, -22 days until Shavuot 2008.


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 2019 Saturday, June 08, 2019 -358
Shavuot 2020 Thursday, May 28, 2020 -3
Shavuot 2021 Monday, May 17, 2021 351
Shavuot 2022 Sunday, June 05, 2022 735
Shavuot 2023 Friday, May 26, 2023 1090
Shavuot 2024 Wednesday, June 12, 2024 1473


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