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Judaism / Cult and Festivals /
Shavuoth
Hebrew: shavu'ot



Article about the Jewish calendar

A small synagogue decorated with plants for Shavuot celebration.
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A small synagogue decorated with plants for Shavuot celebration. Photo: DGtal.
Jewish festival, that takes place on 6. Sivan, 7 weeks after Pesach, normally in the month of June. The word 'shavuoth' is Hebrew for 'weeks'.
The feast is both seen upon as a festival of grains, and as a commemoration of the giving of the Law on Mount Sinai. Activities on this day include reading from the book of Ruth, in which the content takes place during the grain harvest. God is praised in the synagogue, which is decorated with flowers and fruits. The food eaten on this day shall symbolize milk and honey, and is made up of dairy products.




By Tore Kjeilen