Lag BaOmer 2012 / ל״ג בָּעוֹמֶר 5772

33rd day of counting the Omer 🔥

Lag BaOmer for Hebrew Year 5772 began on and ended on .

Lag BaOmer (Hebrew: ל״ג בעומר), also Lag B’Omer, is a Jewish holiday celebrated on the 33rd day of the Counting of the Omer, which occurs on the 18th day of the Hebrew month of Iyar. One reason given for the holiday is as the day of passing of Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai. Modern Jewish tradition links the holiday to the Bar Kokhba Revolt against the Roman Empire (132-135 CE). In Israel, it is celebrated as a symbol for the fighting Jewish spirit.

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Dates for Lag BaOmer

HolidayStartsEndsHebrew Date
Lag BaOmer 2009 18 Iyyar 5769
Lag BaOmer 2010 18 Iyyar 5770
Lag BaOmer 2011 18 Iyyar 5771
Lag BaOmer 2012 18 Iyyar 5772
Lag BaOmer 2013 18 Iyyar 5773
Lag BaOmer 2014 18 Iyyar 5774
Lag BaOmer 2015 18 Iyyar 5775
Lag BaOmer 2016 18 Iyyar 5776


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