Lag Ba’Omer falls on the 33rd day of the counting of the Omer (gathering of the wheat) as enumerated from the 2nd day of Passover until the holiday of Shavuot. This corresponds to the 18th day of the month of Iyar.

This one day holiday is celebrated to commemorate the prospects of the harvest and the blessing of a good harvest year, escorted by festivities around the country.

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