Tuesday May 26, 2020

Shavuot 2015


Torah scriptures and golden brown wheat.
May 2015
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Mothers Day
Sunday May 10
-5 years -16 days
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Ascension Day
Thursday May 14
-5 years -12 days
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Pentecost
Sunday May 24
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Memorial Day
Monday May 25

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Shavuot for the year 2015 starts on Sunday, May 24th ending the two day holiday at sundown on Monday, May 25th. 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 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.

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 2015

Sunday, May 24th is day number 144 of the 2015 calendar year with -5 years, -2 days until Shavuot 2015.


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 -353
Shavuot 2020 Thursday, May 28, 2020 2
Shavuot 2021 Monday, May 17, 2021 356
Shavuot 2022 Sunday, June 05, 2022 740
Shavuot 2023 Friday, May 26, 2023 1095
Shavuot 2024 Wednesday, June 12, 2024 1478


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