Friday January 24, 2020

Shavuot 2021


Torah scriptures and golden brown wheat.
May 2021
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Mothers Day
Sunday May 9
1 year, 3 months, 15 days
or 471 days

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Ascension Day
Thursday May 13
1 year, 3 months, 19 days
or 475 days

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Shavuot
Monday May 17
1 year, 3 months, 23 days
or 479 days

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Pentecost
Sunday May 23
1 year, 3 months, 29 days
or 485 days

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Memorial Day
Monday May 31
1 year, 4 months, 7 days

Shavuot for the year 2021 starts on Monday, May 17th ending the two day holiday at sundown on Tuesday, May 18. For the Jewish calendar night begins before day, thus the holiday begins on the sunset of the previous day on the evening of Sunday, May 16th.


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 including holidays.

Days to the start of Shavuot 2021

Monday, May 17th is day number 137 of the 2021 calendar year with 1 year, 3 months, 23 days until Shavuot 2021.


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 -231
Shavuot 2020 Thursday, May 28, 2020 124
Shavuot 2021 Monday, May 17, 2021 478
Shavuot 2022 Sunday, June 05, 2022 862
Shavuot 2023 Friday, May 26, 2023 1217
Shavuot 2024 Wednesday, June 12, 2024 1600


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