Monday May 20, 2024

Shavuot 2008

Torah scriptures and golden brown wheat.
June 2008
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa

Monday June 9
-15 years, -11 months, -11 days
or -5824 days


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Saturday June 14
-15 years, -11 months, -6 days
or -5819 days


Fathers Day
Sunday June 15
-15 years, -11 months, -5 days
or -5818 days


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 -15 years, -11 months, -11 days until Shavuot 2008.

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 2023 Friday, May 26, 2023 -360
Shavuot 2024 Wednesday, June 12, 2024 23
Shavuot 2025 Monday, June 02, 2025 378
Shavuot 2026 Friday, May 22, 2026 732
Shavuot 2027 Friday, June 11, 2027 1117
Shavuot 2028 Tuesday, May 30, 2028 1471