Lag B’Omer in 2024

Lag B’Omer in 2024

Lag Ba’omer is a minor holiday that occurs on the 33rd day of the Omer, the 49-day period between Passover and Shavuot. A break from the semi-mourning of the Omer, key aspects of Lag Ba’omer include holding Jewish weddings (it’s the one day during the Omer when Jewish law permits them), lighting bonfires and getting haircuts.

All over the Jewish world, these Lag B’Omer celebrations and bonfires are held. While this year Jewish celebrations are more subdued because of the ongoing war and the hostages still being held in Gaza, there are certainly still celebrations.

Notable among these photos are those of the Hovevei Zion Bnei Menashe community in Aizawl, Mizoram, where celebrants danced at the bonfires in their raincoats, getting drenched in what was to become Cyclone Remal, a storm that killed and displaced many in the area, affecting the Bnei Menashe as well. If you wish to help, please make a donation here and indicate you want the funds to go to a specific project. Sending out our prayers for all of them. 

Here are some of our Lag B’Omer photos at our communities around the world. 


Lag B’Omer around the World