Shavuot in Israel is a period with loads of amazing events. Music festivals, events for the kids, exhibitions, and much, much more, are part of what happens each year for Shavuot in Israel. Celebrated in Israel for one day, usually in May or early June, Shavuot’s timing, when the weather is great but not too hot, has made it a favored time for outdoor events, and across the country. In 2019, Shavuot will fall from sundown on June 8 to sundown on June 9.
Shavuot in Israel: Customs
Shavuot is the festival of the harvest by Beny Shlevich, on Flickr
Shavuot is more limited in its customs than most other Jewish festivals, however, as time has passed, a number of noticeable traditions have been established. The most visible of these is the eating of dairy foods, and you’ll notice that at the time of Shavuot, bakeries in Israel will be selling a lot of cheesecake. Other customs for Shavuot are less visible, but in some agricultural settlements in Israel (kibbutzim and moshavim) parades and special ceremonies to show off the fruits produced in their fields, in accordance with the nature of Shavuot as a harvest festival.
Shavuot Events in Israel
Kibbutz Shavuot Parades
Kibbutz Shavuot Parades such as this xor74, on Flickr
Kibbutzim and moshavim across Israel will hold Shavuot parades which are open to the public. Sometimes these are complemented with family events and activities. The parades usually include the agricultural machinery of the community showcasing the latest harvest this season has brought.
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