Lag B'omer Day 2018 is on Thursday, May 17, 2018: describe,in order, the event that happend from the last day of passover until pentecost?
Thursday, May 17, 2018 is Lag B'omer Day 2018. KSA Blog: Apology and Happy Lag B' Lag B'Omer is a festive day on
each night we count a certain number. These events are modern day events: Yom Hashoah (holocaust day), on the 13th count commemerates Holocaust Day for the Jews. Yom Hazikaron (day of rememberance) on the 20th count commemorates the wars fought for Israel. Yom Haatzmaut on the 21st count, celebrates the day Israel became on official state. Lag B'omer (33 of omer) is the 33rd count and celebrates that the students of Rabbi Akiva stopped dying.
Why do Hasidic Jews do this?
It's a bonfire in celebration of Lag B'Omer.
According to the Torah (Lev. 23:15), we are obligated to count the days from Passover to Shavu'ot. This period is known as the Counting of the Omer.
Every night, from the second night of Passover to the night before Shavu'ot, we recite a blessing and state the count of the omer in both weeks and days. So on the 16th day, you would say "Today is sixteen days, which is two weeks and two days of the Omer."
The counting is intended to remind us of the link between Passover, which commemorates the Exodus, and Shavu'ot, which commemorates the giving of the Torah. It reminds us that the redemption from slavery was not complete until we received the Torah.
This period is a time of partial mourning, during which weddings, parties, and dinners with dancing are not conducted, in memory of a plague during the lifetime of Rabbi Akiba. Haircuts during this time are also forbidden. The 33rd day of the Omer (the eighteenth of Iyar) is a minor holiday commemorating a break in the plague. The holiday is known as Lag b'Omer. The mourning practices of the Omer period are lifted on that date. The word "Lag" is not really a word; it is the number 33 in Hebrew.
Lag ba-Omer has become the bonfire holiday, perhaps in commemoration of the signal fires the rebels lit on the mountaintops to relay messages, and perhaps in memory of Rashbi. For weeks before Lag ba-Omer children gather any scrap wood they can find, and on the eve of this holiday large bonfires are lit and potatoes and onions (and now marshmallows, too) are roasted in the flames. Among secular Jews, the bonfires are the only custom that has remained from the traditions of Lag ba-Omer
A number of reasons are cited for the custom of lighting the bonfires of Lag B'Omer. One is a remembrance of the fire at Mt. Sinai at the giving of the Torah.
I want to find about major festivals celebrated around the world,Just like thanksgiving,halloween etc?
You can go to the Holiday section but here are Jewish holidays. Rosh Hashanah, Yom kIppur, Sukkot, Shmini Atzeret, Simchat Torah, Chanukah, Purim, Pesach, Rosh Chodesh, Lag B'Omer, Shavuot, Tu Bishvat. There are also days of mourning.