Saturday June 03, 2023

Shavuot 2016

Torah scriptures and golden brown wheat.
June 2016
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa

Sunday June 12
-6 years, -11 months, -21 days
or -2547 days


Flag Day
Tuesday June 14
-6 years, -11 months, -19 days
or -2545 days


Fathers Day
Sunday June 19
-6 years, -11 months, -14 days
or -2540 days


Shavuot for the year 2016 starts on Sunday, June 12th ending the two day holiday at sundown on Monday, June 13th. For the Jewish calendar night begins before day, thus the holiday begins on the sunset of the previous day on the evening of Saturday, June 11th.

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 2016

Sunday, June 12th is day number 164 of the 2016 calendar year with -6 years, -11 months, -21 days until Shavuot 2016.

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 -363
Shavuot 2023 Friday, May 26, 2023 -8
Shavuot 2024 Wednesday, June 12, 2024 375
Shavuot 2025 Monday, June 02, 2025 730
Shavuot 2026 Friday, May 22, 2026 1084
Shavuot 2027 Friday, June 11, 2027 1469