Lag BaOmer 2016 / ל״ג בָּעוֹמֶר 5776

33rd day of counting the Omer 🔥

Lag BaOmer for Hebrew Year 5776 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 2013 18 Iyyar 5773
Lag BaOmer 2014 18 Iyyar 5774
Lag BaOmer 2015 18 Iyyar 5775
Lag BaOmer 2016 18 Iyyar 5776
Lag BaOmer 2017 18 Iyyar 5777
Lag BaOmer 2018 18 Iyyar 5778
Lag BaOmer 2019 18 Iyyar 5779
Lag BaOmer 2020 18 Iyyar 5780


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