Hebrew Roots/Holy Days


There are three main season to the Biblical Feasts which are placed in the year according to the Biblical calendar that commences in the month of Nisan.

The two main festive seasons of Passover and Trumpets/Tabernacles have been commonly designated as Spring and Fall feasts but this terminology is only applicable to the northern hemisphere. So as to have a universal terminology and to avoid any confusion, we will designate them here by the month of the year in which they fall: i.i.the 1st month for the Passover (Pesakh) season the 7th month for the Trumpet/Tabernacle (Rosh Hashanah/Sukkot) season

MAIN FEASTS – Leviticus 23
A. The Feasts of the First Month are -
Week of Unleavened Bread
1. Passover (Pesakh) on the 14th Nisan
2. Firstfruits (Yom Bikkurum) at 9am on the morning after the Sabbath in the Passover week
3. the 7th Day of Redemption on 20th Nisan
B. The Feast of the Third Month
Counting the Omer
4. The Feast of Pentecost (Shavuot) – counted as the 50th day after the feast of Firstfruits (moed No.2)
C. The Feasts of the Seventh Month
5. The Feast of Trumpets (Yom Teruah/Rosh Hashanah) 1st Tishrei
6. The Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur) 10th Tishrei
7. The Feast of Tabernacles (Sukkot) 15th Tishrei
8. The 7th Day (Hoshanna Rabbah) 21st Tishrei
9. The Great Last Day (Shemini Atzeret) 22nd Tishrei
10. Festival of Lights and Dedication for 8 days (Chanukah) starting 24th Kislev - 10th month Book of Maccabees & John 10:22
11. Purim 13-14th Adar - 12th month Esther 9:17-19