Friday August 14, 2020

Shavuot 2023


Torah scriptures and golden brown wheat.
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Mothers Day
Sunday May 14
2 years, 9 months
or 1003 days

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Ascension Day
Thursday May 18
2 years, 9 months, 4 days
or 1007 days

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Shavuot
Friday May 26
2 years, 9 months, 12 days
or 1015 days

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Pentecost
Sunday May 28
2 years, 9 months, 14 days
or 1017 days

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Memorial Day
Monday May 29
2 years, 9 months, 15 days

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Shavuot for the year 2023 starts on the evening of Thursday, May 25th ending the two day holiday at sundown on Saturday, May 27. 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 2023

Friday, May 26th is day number 146 of the 2023 calendar year with 2 years, 9 months, 12 days until Shavuot 2023.


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 -433
Shavuot 2020 Thursday, May 28, 2020 -78
Shavuot 2021 Monday, May 17, 2021 276
Shavuot 2022 Sunday, June 05, 2022 660
Shavuot 2023 Friday, May 26, 2023 1015
Shavuot 2024 Wednesday, June 12, 2024 1398


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