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Lag B'Omer in Israel

Many Jewish communities around the world observe Lag B’Omer, also known as Lag BaOmer, on the 18th day of the month of Iyar in the Jewish calendar. The name of this observance refers to the 33rd day of the counting of the Omer.

Is Lag B'Omer a Public Holiday?

Lag B'Omer is not a public holiday. Businesses have normal opening hours.

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Many Jewish communities light bonfires on Lag B'Omer.
Many Jewish communities light bonfires on Lag B'Omer.
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About Lag B'Omer

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Lag B'Omer Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2010SunMay 2Lag B'OmerObservance, Hebrew
2011SunMay 22Lag B'OmerObservance, Hebrew
2012ThuMay 10Lag B'OmerObservance, Hebrew
2013SunApr 28Lag B'OmerObservance, Hebrew
2014SunMay 18Lag B'OmerObservance, Hebrew
2015ThuMay 7Lag B'OmerObservance, Hebrew
2016ThuMay 26Lag B'OmerObservance, Hebrew
2017SunMay 14Lag B'OmerObservance, Hebrew
2018ThuMay 3Lag B'OmerObservance, Hebrew
2019ThuMay 23Lag B'OmerObservance, Hebrew
2020TueMay 12Lag B'OmerObservance, Hebrew

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