The holiday of Shavuot is a two-day holiday, beginning at sundown of the 5th of Sivan and lasting until nightfall of the 7th of Sivan.
The word Shavuot means ‘weeks’. It marks the completion of the seven-week counting period between Passover and Shavuot.
The Torah was given by Gd to the Jewish people on Mount Sinai on Shavuot more than 3,300 years ago. Every year on the holiday of Shavuot we renew our acceptance of Gd’s gift, and Gd “re-gives” the Torah.
It is customary to eat dairy foods at this time.