The holiday of Shavuot, is one of the major festivals in Judaism.
The Holiday usually takes place around seven weeks after Pessach (Passover). This year it will be celebrated on May 23-24, 2015.
Shavuot’s tradition is celebrated with cheese, wine, fruit and… wearing of white clothes.
Initially, Shavuot had started out as an agricultural holiday. In the days of the Temple, Jewish pilgrims would bring lavishly decorated baskets of their “first fruits” to the Temple.
Judaism has stayed vital by reinterpreting its symbols into modern ones.Therefore, it was invested with additional meaning to make it more up to date.
It had turned into an Anniversary of the day the Torah (the bible) was revealed to the Jewish people at mount Sinai.
In the 16th century, the Kabbalia mentors (the Jewish Mystics) had introduced a new innovative practice to put more “meaning into Shavuot and called it “Tikkun Leil Shavuot” (amendment of Shavuot eve).
The Tikkun Leil Shavuot is an all-night group Torah study session. According to legend, the Israelites at Sinai all fell asleep, and Moses had to wake them up to receive the precious Torah in the morning. To show dedication to the tradition. people stay up all night.