Shavuot for the year 2012 starts on Sunday, May 27th ending the two day holiday at sundown on Monday, May 28th. Because the Jewish calendar is a lunar calendar, the holiday begins on the sunset of the previous day on the evening of Saturday, May 26th.
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 2012?
Sunday, May 27th is the 147 day of the 2012 calendar year with -6 years, -5 months, -25 days until the celebration/ observance of Shavuot 2012.
May 2012 Holidays
|Date||Holiday||Details||Days to Go|
|May 1||May Day 2012||Observance||-2395|
|May 3||National Day of Prayer 2012||Observance||-2393|
|May 5||Cinco de Mayo 2012||Observance||-2391|
|May 6||National Nurses Day 2012||Observance||-2390|
|May 10||Lag BaOmer 2012||Jewish||-2386|
|May 13||Mothers' Day 2012||Observance||-2383|
|May 15||Peace Officers Memorial Day 2012||Observance||-2381|
|May 17||Ascension Day 2012||Christian||-2379|
|May 22||National Maritime Day 2012||Observance||-2374|
|May 27||Shavuot 2012||Jewish||-2369|
|May 27||Pentecost 2012||Christian||-2369|
|May 28||Whit Monday 2012||Christian||-2368|
|May 28||Memorial Day 2012||Federal Holiday||-2368|