Saturday October 31, 2020

Shavuot 2012


Torah scriptures and golden brown wheat.
May 2012
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Mothers Day
Sunday May 13
-8 years, -5 months, -18 days
or -3093 days

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Ascension Day
Thursday May 17
-8 years, -5 months, -14 days
or -3089 days

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Pentecost
Sunday May 27
-8 years, -5 months, -4 days
or -3079 days

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Memorial Day
Monday May 28

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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 -8 years, -5 months, -4 days until Shavuot 2012.


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 2019 Saturday, June 08, 2019 -511
Shavuot 2020 Thursday, May 28, 2020 -156
Shavuot 2021 Monday, May 17, 2021 198
Shavuot 2022 Sunday, June 05, 2022 582
Shavuot 2023 Friday, May 26, 2023 937
Shavuot 2024 Wednesday, June 12, 2024 1320


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