Saturday June 10, 2023

Shavuot 2012

Torah scriptures and golden brown wheat.
May 2012
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa

Mothers Day
Sunday May 13
-11 years -28 days
or -4045 days


Ascension Day
Thursday May 17
-11 years -24 days
or -4041 days


Sunday May 27
-11 years -14 days
or -4031 days


Memorial Day
Monday May 28


Shavuot for the year 2012 starts on Sunday, May 27th ending the two day holiday at sundown on Monday, May 28th. For the Jewish calendar night begins before day, thus the holiday begins on the sunset of the previous day on the evening of Saturday, May 26th.

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 2012

Sunday, May 27th is day number 148 of the 2012 calendar year with -11 years, -14 days until Shavuot 2012.

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 2022 Sunday, June 05, 2022 -370
Shavuot 2023 Friday, May 26, 2023 -15
Shavuot 2024 Wednesday, June 12, 2024 368
Shavuot 2025 Monday, June 02, 2025 723
Shavuot 2026 Friday, May 22, 2026 1077
Shavuot 2027 Friday, June 11, 2027 1462