Shavuot for the year 2015 starts on Sunday, May 24th ending the two day holiday at sundown on Monday, May 25th. Because the Jewish calendar is a lunar calendar, the holiday begins on the sunset of the previous day on the evening of Saturday, May 23rd.
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.
Sunday, May 24th is day number 144 of the 2015 calendar year with -4 years, -24 days until Shavuot 2015.
More information on Shavuot. (Traditions, Customs and History)
|Name(s):||Shavuot, Feast of Weeks, Shovuos, Shavu'oth|
|When:||6th or 7th of Sivan in Hebrew Calendar|
May 2015 Holidays
|Date||Holiday||Details||Days to Go|
|May 1 - Fri||May Day 2015||Observance||-1509|
|May 5 - Tues||Cinco de Mayo 2015||Observance||-1505|
|May 6 - Wed||National Nurses Day 2015||Observance||-1504|
|May 7||Lag BaOmer 2015||Jewish||-1503|
|May 7 - Thurs||National Day of Prayer 2015||Observance||-1503|
|May 10 - Sun||Mothers' Day 2015||Observance||-1500|
|May 14 - Thurs||Ascension Day 2015||Christian||-1496|
|May 15 - Fri||Peace Officers Memorial Day 2015||Observance||-1495|
|May 16||Isra and Mi'raj 2015||Muslim||-1494|
|May 16 - Sat||Armed Forces Day 2015||Observance||-1494|
|May 22 - Fri||National Maritime Day 2015||Observance||-1488|
|May 24 - Sun||Pentecost 2015||Christian||-1486|
|May 24||Shavuot 2015||Jewish||-1486|
|May 25||Whit Monday 2015||Christian||-1485|
|May 25 - Mon||Memorial Day 2015||Federal Holiday||-1485|