Wednesday April 24, 2024

Shavuot 2013

Torah scriptures and golden brown wheat.
May 2013
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa

Ascension Day
Thursday May 9
-10 years, -11 months, -15 days
or -4003 days


Mothers Day
Sunday May 12
-10 years, -11 months, -12 days
or -4000 days


Wednesday May 15
-10 years, -11 months, -9 days
or -3997 days


Sunday May 19
-10 years, -11 months, -5 days
or -3993 days


Memorial Day
Monday May 27


Shavuot for the year 2013 starts on Wednesday, May 15th ending the two day holiday at sundown on Thursday, May 16th. For the Jewish calendar night begins before day, thus the holiday begins on the sunset of the previous day on the evening of Tuesday, May 14th.

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 2013

Wednesday, May 15th is day number 135 of the 2013 calendar year with -10 years, -11 months, -9 days until Shavuot 2013.

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 -334
Shavuot 2024 Wednesday, June 12, 2024 49
Shavuot 2025 Monday, June 02, 2025 404
Shavuot 2026 Friday, May 22, 2026 758
Shavuot 2027 Friday, June 11, 2027 1143
Shavuot 2028 Tuesday, May 30, 2028 1497