Shavuot is coming! (2013: Evening of May 14th – 15th/16th) 2


***Dates corrected! It starts this upcoming Tuesday night!***

Shavuot is coming up quickly. Of course, if you’ve been counting the Omer, you know that! ūüėČ

Cheese blintzes, often served by Ashkenazi Jew...

Shavuot is a holiday celebrating the giving of the Torah. In Israel, it’s a one day holiday, and outside of Israel, it’s a two day holiday. It is often a dairy holiday, although many people do a mix of both. Cheesecake and blintzes are some traditional foods. My dh definitely prefers meat, but the rest of us prefer dairy.

If you haven’t started planning for Shavuot, now is the time!

  • Do you want guests? (Invite them, make travel plans, etc.)
  • What traditions do you have, and do you need to prepare ahead for any of them?
  • Do you want to serve anything special that needs advance preparation?
  • Do you have anything to order in the mail for Shavuot?
  • New jewelry/clothing for adults, toys/treats for kids?
  • Start thinking¬†menu thoughts

Here are some other Yom Tov and Shavuot resources:


About Amital

A die-hard listmaker and observant Jewish mommy of 5, managing the challenges of life bit by bit with the help of a Shalom Bayit book and lists. And chocolate, of course. Lots of chocolate.


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2 thoughts on “Shavuot is coming! (2013: Evening of May 14th – 15th/16th)

  • Elisheva

    Hi – I’m sorry but your dates are off. Shavuot starts Tuesday night, May 14 and ends Thursday night, May 16.

    Chag sameach!

    • Amital Post author

      Ahh! Elisheva, you are totally right! Of course, I have it correct on my calendar, but I just somehow didn’t get it right when I transferred it off the paper.

      Thanks for catching it!