What Jewish holiday is today?

There are multiple terms in the Hebrew language to distinguish between holidays – Festival Days refer to the six Biblically-mandated festival dates, while High Holy Days refer to Yom Kippur and Rosh Hashanah, and the Three Pilgrimage Festivals commemorate historical Jewish migrations. Check out which Jewish holiday is coming up, or rapidly approaching, with this religious calendar of Jewish holidays and festivals.

Sat Jun 8

Shavuot—or the Feast of Weeks—is a Jewish holiday, celebrated between June 8-10 on the Gregorian calendar. The holiday has both an agricultural and biblical significance. Agriculturally, it marks the wheat harvest in Israel. Biblically, it commemorates the day God gave the nation of Israel the Torah on Mount Sinai.

The holiday also book-ends the Counting of the Omer, a ritualized counting of each of the 49 days between Passover and Shavuot. The tradition represents the anticipation around God's gift of the Torah.