When is Lag B Omer?
Lag B'Omer 2013
The date of Lag B'Omer 2013 is Sunday 28 April.
All Jewish holidays begin a sundown on the evening before the date shown, so osberving Jews will start Lag BaOmer celebrations at sunset on Saturday 27 April.
Countdown to Lag B Omer
There are -53 days until Lag B Omer.
There are -1284 hours until Lag B Omer.
About Lag B'Omer
Lag B'Omer is a Jewish holiday celebrated on the 33rd day of the Counting of the Omer, which occurs in the Hewbrew calendar on the 18th day of the month of Lyar.
Lag B'Omer is a celebration of the anniversary of the death of the sage Rabbi Himon bar Yochai, author of the landmark text of Jewish mysticism - the Zohar.
It is a festive day marked with celebrations and outings. Bonfires are lit on Lag BaOmer eve and it is customary for children to go into the fields and play with imitation bows and arrows.