Wednesday December 08, 2021

Lag BaOmer 2016


Celebration of Lag BaOmer with bonfire at night.
May 2016
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Ascension Day
Thursday May 5
-5 years, -7 months, -3 days
or -2043 days

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Mothers Day
Sunday May 8
-5 years, -7 months
or -2040 days

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Pentecost
Sunday May 15
-5 years, -6 months, -24 days
or -2033 days

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Lag BaOmer
Thursday May 26
-5 years, -6 months, -13 days
or -2022 days

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Memorial Day
Monday May 30

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Lag BaOmer for the year 2016 is celebrated/ observed on sundown of Wednesday, May 25th ending at sundown on Thursday, May 26th.


Lag BaOmer in the Hebrew calendar falls on the 18th of Lyar. The day celebrates the death and life of Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai who was a Mishnaic sage back in the 2nd century.

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 Lag Baomer 2016

Thursday, May 26th is day number 147 of the 2016 calendar year with -5 years, -6 months, -13 days until Lag BaOmer 2016.


Lag BaOmer
Name(s):Lag BaOmer, Lag B'Omer
Type:Observance, Jewish
When:18th day of Lyar in Hebrew Calendar

Dates for Lag BaOmer

HolidayDateDays to Go
Lag BaOmer 2020 Tuesday, May 12, 2020 -575
Lag BaOmer 2021 Friday, April 30, 2021 -222
Lag BaOmer 2022 Thursday, May 19, 2022 162
Lag BaOmer 2023 Tuesday, May 09, 2023 517
Lag BaOmer 2024 Sunday, May 26, 2024 900
Lag BaOmer 2025 Friday, May 16, 2025 1255


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