Lag BaOmer for the year 2026 is celebrated/ observed on sundown of May 4 ending at sundown on Tuesday, May 5.
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 2026
Monday, May 4th is day number 124 of the 2026 calendar year with 3 years, 6 months, 27 days until Lag BaOmer 2026.
|Name(s):||Lag BaOmer, Lag B'Omer|
|When:||18th day of Iyar in Hebrew Calendar|
Dates for Lag BaOmer
|Holiday||Date||Days to Go|
|Lag BaOmer 2021||Friday, April 30, 2021||-525|
|Lag BaOmer 2022||Thursday, May 19, 2022||-141|
|Lag BaOmer 2023||Tuesday, May 09, 2023||214|
|Lag BaOmer 2024||Sunday, May 26, 2024||597|
|Lag BaOmer 2025||Friday, May 16, 2025||952|
|Lag BaOmer 2026||Tuesday, May 05, 2026||1306|