Shavuot 2021 / שָׁבוּעוֹת 5781

Shavuot (Festival of Weeks) for Hebrew Year 5781 began in the Diaspora on and ended on .

The festival of Shavuot (or Shavuos, in Ashkenazi usage; Shabhuʿoth in Classical and Mizrahi Hebrew Hebrew: שבועות, lit. "Weeks") is a Jewish holiday that occurs on the sixth day of the Hebrew month of Sivan (late May or early June). Shavuot commemorates the anniversary of the day G-d gave the Torah to the entire Israelite nation assembled at Mount Sinai, although the association between the giving of the Torah (Matan Torah) and Shavuot is not explicit in the Biblical text. The holiday is one of the Shalosh Regalim, the three Biblical pilgrimage festivals. It marks the conclusion of the Counting of the Omer.

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Dates for Shavuot

HolidayStartsEndsHebrew Dates
Shavuot 2018 6-7 Sivan 5778
Shavuot 2019 6-7 Sivan 5779
Shavuot 2020 6-7 Sivan 5780
Shavuot 2021 6-7 Sivan 5781
Shavuot 2022 6-7 Sivan 5782
Shavuot 2023 6-7 Sivan 5783
Shavuot 2024 6-7 Sivan 5784
Shavuot 2025 6-7 Sivan 5785
Shavuot 2026 6-7 Sivan 5786
Shavuot 2027 6-7 Sivan 5787


Shavuot I / שָׁבוּעוֹת יוֹם א׳

Torah Portion: Exodus 19:1-20:23; Numbers 28:26-28:31

Haftarah: Ezekiel 1:1 - 1:28; 3:12 (28 p'sukim)

Shavuot II / שָׁבוּעוֹת יוֹם ב׳

Torah Portion: Deuteronomy 15:19-16:17; Numbers 28:26-28:31

Haftarah: Habakkuk 3:1 - 3:19 (19 p'sukim)


The Jewish Holidays: A Guide & Commentary (paid link)
Rabbi Michael Strassfeld
Sefaria Tanakh
Tanakh: The Holy Scriptures (paid link)
Jewish Publication Society
"Shavuot" in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia
Wikimedia Foundation Inc.
Books (paid links)
Every Person's Guide to Shavuot

Every Person's Guide to Shavuot
by Ronald H. Isaacs

Sammy Spider's First Shavuot

Sammy Spider's First Shavuot
by Sylvia A. Rouss