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Lag BaOmer 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 BaOmer a Public Holiday?

Even though Lag BaOmer falls on Friday, April 30, 2021, it is a working day. Most businesses follow regular opening hours in Israel.

Many Jewish communities light bonfires on Lag B'Omer.

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About Lag BaOmer

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Lag BaOmer Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2015ThuMay 7Lag BaOmerObservance, Hebrew
2016ThuMay 26Lag BaOmerObservance, Hebrew
2017SunMay 14Lag BaOmerObservance, Hebrew
2018ThuMay 3Lag BaOmerObservance, Hebrew
2019ThuMay 23Lag BaOmerObservance, Hebrew
2020TueMay 12Lag BaOmerObservance, Hebrew
2021FriApr 30Lag BaOmerObservance, Hebrew
2022ThuMay 19Lag BaOmerObservance, Hebrew
2023TueMay 9Lag BaOmerObservance, Hebrew
2024SunMay 26Lag BaOmerObservance, Hebrew
2025FriMay 16Lag BaOmerObservance, Hebrew

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