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Shavuot (Pentecost) in Israel

Quick Facts

Shavuot, sometimes known as the Festival of the Weeks, is a Jewish holiday to mark the end of the Counting of the Omer and the anniversary of the day when Jewish people received the Torah.

Local names

NameLanguage
Shavuot (Pentecost)English
שבועותHebrew
SchawuotGerman
عيد نزول التوراة هبطArabic

Shavuot (Pentecost) 2017

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Shavuot (Pentecost) 2018

Sunday, May 20, 2018
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Shavuot is a Jewish observance that follows Passover by 50 days. It is the second of three major Jewish festivals. The other two are Passover and Sukkot.

Shavuot
Barley and wheat make up part of the Seven Species of crops, which are symbolic of Shavuot.
Barley and wheat make up part of the Seven Species of crops, which are symbolic of Shavuot.
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Shavuot (Pentecost) Observances

WeekdayDateYearNameHoliday type
WedMay 301990Shavuot (Pentecost)National holiday, Hebrew
SunMay 191991Shavuot (Pentecost)National holiday, Hebrew
SunJun 71992Shavuot (Pentecost)National holiday, Hebrew
WedMay 261993Shavuot (Pentecost)National holiday, Hebrew
MonMay 161994Shavuot (Pentecost)National holiday, Hebrew
SunJun 41995Shavuot (Pentecost)National holiday, Hebrew
FriMay 241996Shavuot (Pentecost)National holiday, Hebrew
WedJun 111997Shavuot (Pentecost)National holiday, Hebrew
SunMay 311998Shavuot (Pentecost)National holiday, Hebrew
FriMay 211999Shavuot (Pentecost)National holiday, Hebrew
FriJun 92000Shavuot (Pentecost)National holiday, Hebrew
MonMay 282001Shavuot (Pentecost)National holiday, Hebrew
FriMay 172002Shavuot (Pentecost)National holiday, Hebrew
FriJun 62003Shavuot (Pentecost)National holiday, Hebrew
WedMay 262004Shavuot (Pentecost)National holiday, Hebrew
MonJun 132005Shavuot (Pentecost)National holiday, Hebrew
FriJun 22006Shavuot (Pentecost)National holiday, Hebrew
WedMay 232007Shavuot (Pentecost)National holiday, Hebrew
MonJun 92008Shavuot (Pentecost)National holiday, Hebrew
FriMay 292009Shavuot (Pentecost)National holiday, Hebrew
WedMay 192010Shavuot (Pentecost)National holiday, Hebrew
WedJun 82011Shavuot (Pentecost)National holiday, Hebrew
SunMay 272012Shavuot (Pentecost)National holiday, Hebrew
WedMay 152013Shavuot (Pentecost)National holiday, Hebrew
WedJun 42014Shavuot (Pentecost)National holiday, Hebrew
SunMay 242015Shavuot (Pentecost)National holiday, Hebrew
SunJun 122016Shavuot (Pentecost)National holiday, Hebrew
WedMay 312017Shavuot (Pentecost)National holiday, Hebrew
SunMay 202018Shavuot (Pentecost)National holiday, Hebrew
SunJun 92019Shavuot (Pentecost)National holiday, Hebrew
FriMay 292020Shavuot (Pentecost)National holiday, Hebrew

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