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Iyar       Sivan (סִיוָן)       Tammuz
Bikkurim offerings in Nahalal, Israel
Shavuot, the Festival of Weeks, marks the day the Torah
was given to the Jewish people at Mount Sinai.
Bikkurim are given as offerings,
as in this picture from Nahalal, Israel in 2006.
Month number: 3
Number of days: 30
Season: Spring (Northern Hemisphere)
Gregorian equivalent: May–June

Sivan (Hebrew: סִיוָן, Standard Sivan Tiberian Sîwān ; from Akkadian simānu, meaning "Season; time") is the ninth month of the civil year and the third month of the ecclesiastical year on the Hebrew calendar. It is a month of 30 days. Sivan usually falls in May–June on the Gregorian calendar.

Along with all other current, post-biblical Jewish month names, Sivan was adopted during the Babylonian captivity. In the Babylonian calendar it was named Araḫ Simanu.[1]

Holidays in Sivan

Sivan in Jewish history


  1. Muss-Arnolt, W., [ The Names of the Assyro-Babylonian Months and Their Regents], Journal of Biblical Literature Vol. 11, No. 1 (1892), pp. 72–94 [82], accessed 10 Aug. 2020

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