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Shavuot 2011


Torah scriptures and golden brown wheat.
June 2011
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Shavuot
Wednesday June 8
-13 years, -1 months, -6 days
or -4785 days

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Pentecost
Sunday June 12
-13 years, -1 months, -2 days
or -4781 days

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Flag Day
Tuesday June 14
-13 years, -1 months
or -4779 days

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Fathers Day
Sunday June 19
-13 years -25 days
or -4774 days

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Shavuot for the year 2011 starts on Wednesday, June 8th ending the two day holiday at sundown on Thursday, June 9th. For the Jewish calendar night begins before day, thus the holiday begins on the sunset of the previous day on the evening of Tuesday, June 7th.


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 2011

Wednesday, June 8th is day number 159 of the 2011 calendar year with -13 years, -1 month, -6 days until Shavuot 2011.


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 2023 Friday, May 26, 2023 -415
Shavuot 2024 Wednesday, June 12, 2024 -32
Shavuot 2025 Monday, June 02, 2025 323
Shavuot 2026 Friday, May 22, 2026 677
Shavuot 2027 Friday, June 11, 2027 1062
Shavuot 2028 Tuesday, May 30, 2028 1416


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