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Lag Ba-Omer

Lag Ba-Omer (Heb., ‘thirty-third of Omer’). A Jewish holiday. Lag Ba-Omer is celebrated on the thirty-third day of counting the Omer, i.e. 18 Iyyar. Mourning customs are lifted, weddings may be solemnized, and music enjoyed. Customs associated with the festival include giving 3-year-old boys their first haircut, playing with bows and arrows, and lighting bonfires.

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Lag b'Omer

Lag b'Omer a Jewish festival held on the 33rd day of the Omer (the period between Passover and Pentecost), traditionally regarded as celebrating the end of a plague in the 2nd century.

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