Wednesday May 31, 2023

Lag BaOmer 2023

Celebration of Lag BaOmer with bonfire at night.
May 2023
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Lag BaOmer
Tuesday May 9
-22 days


Mothers Day
Sunday May 14
-17 days


Ascension Day
Thursday May 18
-13 days


Sunday May 28
-3 days


Memorial Day
Monday May 29


Todays Date
May 31

Lag BaOmer for the year 2023 is celebrated/ observed on sundown of May 8 ending at sundown on Tuesday, May 9.

Lag BaOmer in the Hebrew calendar falls on the 18th of Iyar. 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 2023

Tuesday, May 9th is day number 129 of the 2023 calendar year with -22 days until Lag BaOmer 2023.

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

Dates for Lag BaOmer

HolidayDateDays to Go
Lag BaOmer 2022 Thursday, May 19, 2022 -377
Lag BaOmer 2023 Tuesday, May 09, 2023 -22
Lag BaOmer 2024 Sunday, May 26, 2024 361
Lag BaOmer 2025 Friday, May 16, 2025 716
Lag BaOmer 2026 Tuesday, May 05, 2026 1070
Lag BaOmer 2027 Tuesday, May 25, 2027 1455