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When is Shavuot?

by Rabbi Naftali Silberberg

  

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Shavuot is the 6th and 7th day of the Hebrew month of Sivan. [In Israel, Shavuot is a one day holiday, the 6th of Sivan.]


For the year 2013, Shavuot starts at sundown, Tuesday, May 14th, and ends at nightfall, Thursday, May 16th. [Click here for the exact times of sunset and nightfall for any location.]


Shavuot celebrates the giving of the Torah at Mt. Sinai and to every Jewish person every year since then. Click here to read more about What is Shavuot? and How is Shavuot celebrated?  


The following is the beginning date for Shavuot next year:


2014 -- sundown, June 3


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