Sunday September 24, 2023

Shavuot 2026

Torah scriptures and golden brown wheat.
May 2026
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Shavuot for the year 2026 starts on the evening of Thursday, May 21st ending the two day holiday at sundown on Saturday, May 23. 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 2026

Thursday, May 21st is day number 141 of the 2026 calendar year with 2 years, 7 months, 27 days until Shavuot 2026.

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 2022 Sunday, June 05, 2022 -476
Shavuot 2023 Friday, May 26, 2023 -121
Shavuot 2024 Wednesday, June 12, 2024 262
Shavuot 2025 Monday, June 02, 2025 617
Shavuot 2026 Friday, May 22, 2026 971
Shavuot 2027 Friday, June 11, 2027 1356