Traditionally celebrated with bonfires, it's sort of like the first holiday of the summer. It marks the 33rd Day of the Omer count, and is a sort of step away from the more traditional stoicism of the count. In reality, it's an odd sort-of-holiday. It doesn't have any references in the Torah, it's unclear what, exactly, it's marking. But I say any chance to use my fire and make some S'mores is alright by me!
This year the Chabad of the Beach Cities is hosting a BBQ bonfire at Valley park on May 18th. Since the event is on a Sunday, it's a nice opportunity to get out and have some fun.
If you want something larger, this might be just the ticket:
This is a Jewish Unity project, and a great festival of Jewish pride in the Los Angeles area. It's sure to be TONS of fun, and lots of excitement. It's definitely a more religious celebration (coordinated and hosted by Chabads) but it should be fun for everyone. Plus a visit to the Pico area is always a good time for food, shopping and adventures.
But let's imagine for a moment that you are tired. That this mother's day weekend actually took a lot of planning, and you want to settle in for a relaxing day. I say, plan yourself a nice picnic and take it down to the beach, or the park.
A few ideas to get you started:
|Design Megillah Picnic|
Some suggestions from Joy of Kosher:
Are you going to do anything for Lag B'Omer? Anything suddenly pop into mind?