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When is Lag B'Omer?

An Omer is a unit of measure for barely. On the second day of Passover, an omer of grain was offered in the Temple. Fifty days were then counted. The fiftieth day is Shavuot, when two wheat loaves were offered.

During the time of Rabbi Akiva, 24,000 perished in a plague during the Counting of Omer. The plague stopped on the 33rd day. So, the ending of the plague is celebrated for 33 days into the Counting of Omar. This holiday is Lag B'Omer.

Lag B'Omer Dates

Year Starts on Sunset on Ends at Sunset on
2013 Saturday, April 27th Sunday, April 28th
2014 Saturday, May 17th Sunday, May 18th
2015 Wednesday, May 6th Thursday, May 7th
2016 Wednesday, May 25th Thursday, May 26th
2017 Saturday, May 13th Sunday, May 14th
2018 Wednesday, May 2nd Thursday, May 3rd
2019 Wednesday, May 22nd Thursday, May 23rd
2020 Monday, May 11th Tuesday, May 12th

Other Jewish Holidays

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When is Tu B'Shevat?

When is Purim?

When is Passover (Pesach)?

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