Shavuot for the year 2009 starts on sundown of Friday, May 29th ending the two day holiday at sundown on Saturday, May 30th. Because the Jewish calendar is a lunar calendar, the holiday begins on the sunset of the previous day on the evening of Thursday, May 28th.
Shavuot is observed on the 6th or 7th of Sivan on the Hebrew calendar. The day marks the wheat harvest in Israel and commemorates the day God gave the Torah to Israel on Mount Sinai.
More information on Shavuot. (Dates, Customs and History for Shavuot)
|Name(s):||Shavuot, Feast of Weeks, Shovuos, Shavu'oth|
|When:||6th or 7th of Sivan in Hebrew Calendar|
How many days to Shavuot 2009?
Friday, May 29th is the 148 day of the 2009 calendar year with -9 years, -4 months, -24 days until the celebration/ observance of Shavuot 2009.
May 2009 Holidays
|Date||Holiday||Details||Days to Go|
|May 1||May Day 2009||Observance||-3461|
|May 5||Cinco de Mayo 2009||Observance||-3457|
|May 6||National Nurses Day 2009||Observance||-3456|
|May 7||National Day of Prayer 2009||Observance||-3455|
|May 10||Mothers' Day 2009||Observance||-3452|
|May 12||Lag BaOmer 2009||Jewish||-3450|
|May 15||Peace Officers Memorial Day 2009||Observance||-3447|
|May 21||Ascension Day 2009||Christian||-3441|
|May 22||National Maritime Day 2009||Observance||-3440|
|May 25||Memorial Day 2009||Federal Holiday||-3437|
|May 29||Shavuot 2009||Jewish||-3433|
|May 31||Pentecost 2009||Christian||-3431|