Counting the Omer
Count at Home
Get creative! Find something to help you keep track of days! Use marbles, black beans, paper chains, spools of thread, and ribbons tied on the fence posts! Forty-nine of anything will do!
Days and Dates
While many traditions start the counting on different days, we take a simple reading of Leviticus 23:15 and start counting on the Saturday night after Passover, that's April 8th this year!
In the creation story, evenings came before mornings (see Gen 1:5). Biblical days are patterned after the Genesis model so a new day starts at twilight. That is the traditional time to "count the Omer."