Tuesday March 31, 2020

Shavuot 2021


Torah scriptures and golden brown wheat.
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Mothers Day
Sunday May 9
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Ascension Day
Thursday May 13
1 year, 1 month, 12 days
or 408 days

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Shavuot
Monday May 17
1 year, 1 month, 16 days
or 412 days

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Pentecost
Sunday May 23
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Memorial Day
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Shavuot for the year 2021 starts on the evening of Sunday, May 16th ending the two day holiday at sundown on Tuesday, May 18. For the Jewish calendar night begins before day, thus the holiday or festival begins on the sunset of the previous day.


Shavuot is a two day festival and begins on the 6th day of Sivan and ends on the 7th day except for many practicing Jews in Israel it ends on the 6th day of Sivan (1 Day celebration). Since the Torah does not actually state an official date for Shavuot there are some disputes among traditional and non-traditional Jews about which date the festival should fall on. 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 2021

Monday, May 17th is day number 137 of the 2021 calendar year with 1 year, 1 month, 16 days until Shavuot 2021.


Shavuot
Name(s):Shavuot, Feast of Weeks, Shovuos, Shavu'oth
Type:Observance, Jewish
When:Begins on 6th of Sivan and ends 7th of Sivan (except Isreal ends 6th Sivan) in Hebrew Calendar

Dates for Shavuot

HolidayDateDays to Go
Shavuot 2019 Saturday, June 08, 2019 -297
Shavuot 2020 Thursday, May 28, 2020 58
Shavuot 2021 Monday, May 17, 2021 412
Shavuot 2022 Sunday, June 05, 2022 796
Shavuot 2023 Friday, May 26, 2023 1151
Shavuot 2024 Wednesday, June 12, 2024 1534


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