When Is Shavuot 2019? Here’s Everything You Need To Know About Jewish holiday

When Is Shavuot 2019? Here's Everything You Need To Know About Jewish holiday

              When Is Shavuot 2019, Here Is All You Need To Know: Shavuot is a major Jewish holiday that falls on the sixth day of the Hebrew month of Sivan that means it may fall on May 15 to June 14. Shavuot is also known as Shovuos and in English, it is called the Feast of Weeks in English and as Pentecost in Ancient Greek.

The Jews in Israel and the Orthodox community are more aware of the day and celebrate it with full devotion, while on the other hand, Shavuot is not so familiar Jewish holidays to secular Jews in the Jewish diaspora.

Shavuot has double significance that is Agricultural (wheat harvest) and spiritualand is basically celebrated for two reasons. The day is considered to be one of the Three Pilgrimage Festivals. The day celebrates the disclosure of the Five Books of the Torah by God to Moses and to the Israelites at biblical Mount Sinai, 49 days (7 weeks) afterward the Exodus from Egypt. The day also honors the wheat harvesting in the Land of Israel. It also Marks the conclusion of the 49 days of the counting of the Omer.

This year in 2019, Shavuot is going to begin at the Sunset on 8 June and will end at the Nightfall on 10 June.

According to Jewish law, Shavuot is celebrated in Israel for one day as well as for two days in the Diaspora. Reform Judaism celebrates only one day, even in the Diaspora.

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Shavuot begins in the 6th day of Sivan or on a Sunday following the 6th day of Sivan in the Karaite tradition. The day ends on the 7th (in Israel: 6th) day of Sivan.

Shavuot is celebrated by studying the Torah and that will be all night long. It is usually customary to read and study the book that started it all. Therefore, all the communities, as well as synagogues around the globe, hold learning parties where there are food and drinks along with various chances to be present at the lectures and talks, and you essentially stay up till the sun rises, or for as long as you can.

When Is Shavuot 2019? Here's Everything You Need To Know About Jewish holiday

On this day, Dairy products or foods are primarily consumed as per to different Jews traditional dishes such as:

  • Cheesecake, cheese blintzes, and cheese kreplach among Ashkenazi Jews
  • Cheese sambusak, kelsonnes (cheese ravioli), and atayef (a cheese-filled pancake) among Syrian Jews
  • Kahee (a dough that is buttered and sugared) among Iraqi Jews
  • A seven-layer cake called siete cielos (seven heavens) among Tunisian and Moroccan Jews are traditionally consumed on the Shavuot holiday.
  • On the other hand, Yemenite Jews do not eat dairy foods on Shavuot.

When Is Shavuot 2019?

Shavuot 2019 began in the evening of Saturday 8th June 2019 And Ends in the Evening Of Monday 10th June 2019.

Bible Verses on Feast of Weeks or Shavuot

Exodus 23:16

“Also you shall observe the Feast of the Harvest of the first fruits of your labors from what you sow in the field; also the Feast of the Ingathering at the end of the year when you gather in the fruit of your labors from the field.

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Deuteronomy 16:10

“Then you shall celebrate the Feast of Weeks to the LORD your God with a tribute of a freewill offering of your hand, which you shall give just as the LORD your God blesses you;

Leviticus 23:17

‘You shall bring in from your dwelling places two loaves of bread for a wave offering, made of two-tenths of an ephah; they shall be of a fine flour, baked with leaven as first fruits to the LORD.

Acts 2:1-4

When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. And suddenly there came from heaven a noise like a violent rushing wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. And there appeared to them tongues as of fire distributing themselves, and they rested on each one of them.

And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit was giving them utterance.

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