- Shavuot in Hebrew means Weeks. It took seven weeks of trekking through the desert to reach Mount Sinai. It is called the “Feast of Weeks”. It is a Jewish holiday that occurs in the Hebrew month of Sivan, that is, between May 15 and June 14.
- According to Bible, Shavuot marks the wheat harvest in the Land of Israel.
- Also, it commemorates the anniversary of the giving of the Torah at Mount Sinai.
- It is one of the three pilgrimage festivals of Judaism.
- It is celebrated traditionally in Land of Israel.
- At the Temple of Jerusalem, the Jewish farmers used to present their “Bikkurim” to the god.
- Bikkurim is the first ripe fruit offered in thanks to God.
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