Saturday August 15, 2020

Shavuot 2017

Torah scriptures and golden brown wheat.
May 2017
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa

Mothers Day
Sunday May 14
-3 years, -3 months, -1 days
or -1189 days


Ascension Day
Thursday May 25
-3 years, -2 months, -21 days
or -1178 days


Memorial Day
Monday May 29


Wednesday May 31
-3 years, -2 months, -15 days
or -1172 days

Shavuot for the year 2017 starts on Wednesday, May 31st ending the two day holiday at sundown on Thursday, June 1. 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 30th.

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 2017

Wednesday, May 31st is day number 151 of the 2017 calendar year with -3 years, -2 months, -15 days until Shavuot 2017.

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 -434
Shavuot 2020 Thursday, May 28, 2020 -79
Shavuot 2021 Monday, May 17, 2021 275
Shavuot 2022 Sunday, June 05, 2022 659
Shavuot 2023 Friday, May 26, 2023 1014
Shavuot 2024 Wednesday, June 12, 2024 1397