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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.

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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

WeekdayDateYearNameHoliday Type
SunMay 22010Lag B'OmerObservance, Hebrew
SunMay 222011Lag B'OmerObservance, Hebrew
ThuMay 102012Lag B'OmerObservance, Hebrew
SunApr 282013Lag B'OmerObservance, Hebrew
SunMay 182014Lag B'OmerObservance, Hebrew
ThuMay 72015Lag B'OmerObservance, Hebrew
ThuMay 262016Lag B'OmerObservance, Hebrew
SunMay 142017Lag B'OmerObservance, Hebrew
ThuMay 32018Lag B'OmerObservance, Hebrew
ThuMay 232019Lag B'OmerObservance, Hebrew
TueMay 122020Lag B'OmerObservance, Hebrew

Quick Facts

Lag B'Omer (Lag Ba'Omer, Lag La'omer, Lag L'Omer) is the 33rd day of the Counting of the Omer, which is a period of 49 days between the Jewish holidays of Passover and Shavuot.

Lag B'Omer 2017

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Lag B'Omer 2018

Thursday, May 3, 2018


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