Did You Know? Countdown to Shavuot (05/17)

dyk-shavuot

Did You Know?
Facts, Figures &
Folklore about the Jewish
Holiday of Shavuot

May 17 : 1 day to Shavuot begins

Did you know that on Shavuot, it is customary to eat only dairy foods?

One possible explanation is related to a verse in the Torah, which says, “And He gave us this land, a land flowing with milk and honey.” Cheesecake and blintzes are two traditionally favorites on Shavuot.

Shavuot is the Jewish holiday celebrating the harvest season in Israel. Shavuot also commemorates the anniversary of the giving of the Ten Commandments to Moses and the Israelites at Mount Sinai. We’ll be presenting a new “Did You Know?” fact each day as we countdown to Shavuot* (sundown 05/18).

*Shavuot is pronounced sha-voo-OT.


Signup for our Did You Know? Holiday Countdown emails or follow us on Twitter – twitter.com/holidaysnet (@holidaysnet)



One Response to “Did You Know? Countdown to Shavuot (05/17)”

  1. Tweets that mention Holiday Rap – Holidays on the Net Holiday Blog » Blog Archive » Did You Know? Countdown to Shavuot (05/17) -- Topsy.com Says:

    […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Holidays on the Net. Holidays on the Net said: Did You Know? (Shavuot): that on Shavuot, it is customary to eat only dairy foods? http://hday.es/c10o1s […]

Leave a Reply

© 2014 Holidays on the Net Designed and Maintained by Studio Melizo