Lag B’Omer (Lag BaOmer) and When is Lag B’Omer 2016
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About Lag B’Omer
Lag BaOmer (Hebrew: ל״ג בעומר), also Lag B’Omer, is a Jewish holiday celebrated on the 33rd day of the Counting of the Omer, which occurs on the 18th day of the Hebrew month of Iyar.
This day marks the hillula (celebration, interpreted by some as anniversary of death) of Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai, a Mishnaic sage and leading disciple of Rabbi Akiva in the 2nd century, and the day on which he revealed the deepest secrets of kabbalah in the form of the Zohar (Book of Splendor), a landmark text of Jewish mysticism. This association has spawned several well-known customs and practices on Lag BaOmer, including the lighting of bonfires, pilgrimages to the tomb of Bar Yochai in the northern Israeli town of Meron, and various customs at the tomb itself. (wikipedia)
When is Lag B’Omer 2016 (Lag BaOmer)
|begins in the evening of Wednesday, May 25, 2016||ends in the evening of Thursday, May 26, 2016|
Lag B’Omer 2017 (Lag BaOmer)
|begins in the evening of Saturday, May 13, 2017||ends in the evening of Sunday, May 14, 2017|
Lag B’Omer 2018 (Lag BaOmer)
|begins in the evening of Wednesday, May 2, 2018||ends in the evening of Thursday, May 3, 2018|
Lag B’Omer 2019 (Lag BaOmer)
|begins in the evening of Wednesday, May 22, 2019||ends in the evening of Thursday, May 23, 2019|
Lag B’Omer 2020 (Lag BaOmer)
|begins in the evening of Monday, May 11, 2020||ends in the evening of Tuesday, May 12, 2020|
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