Friday October 30, 2020

Shavuot 2018

Torah scriptures and golden brown wheat.
May 2018
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa

Ascension Day
Thursday May 10
-2 years, -5 months, -20 days
or -904 days


Mothers Day
Sunday May 13
-2 years, -5 months, -17 days
or -901 days


Sunday May 20
-2 years, -5 months, -10 days
or -894 days


Memorial Day
Monday May 28


Shavuot for the year 2018 starts on Sunday, May 20th ending the two day holiday at sundown on Monday, May 21. 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 19th.

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 2018

Sunday, May 20th is day number 140 of the 2018 calendar year with -2 years, -5 months, -10 days until Shavuot 2018.

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 -510
Shavuot 2020 Thursday, May 28, 2020 -155
Shavuot 2021 Monday, May 17, 2021 199
Shavuot 2022 Sunday, June 05, 2022 583
Shavuot 2023 Friday, May 26, 2023 938
Shavuot 2024 Wednesday, June 12, 2024 1321