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 -3 years, -11 months, -15 days until Shavuot 2016.
|Name(s):||Shavuot, Feast of Weeks, Shovuos, Shavu'oth|
|When:||6th or 7th of Sivan in Hebrew Calendar|
Dates for Shavuot
|Holiday||Date||Days to Go|
|Shavuot 2019||Saturday, June 08, 2019||-354|
|Shavuot 2020||Thursday, May 28, 2020||1|
|Shavuot 2021||Monday, May 17, 2021||355|
|Shavuot 2022||Sunday, June 05, 2022||739|
|Shavuot 2023||Friday, May 26, 2023||1094|
|Shavuot 2024||Wednesday, June 12, 2024||1477|