2017 Biblical Feast Dates
The Biblical calendar is lunar based that encourages the keeper to constantly look up and watch for the first sliver of the new moon that marks the start of the new month. This sighting of the new moon cannot be exactly predetermined, neither the time of ripening of barley which determines the biblical New Year. So this calendar only accurately presents itself as time passes. To try and give an estimate when the biblical feasts will occur we have simulated the visibility of the new moon. But only time will tell the exact dates of these feasts.
Aviv (Ripe) barley was found in Israel before the new moon sighting on 29 March 2017 which started the new Biblical Year. The exact dates of the Autumn Feasts (Yom Teruah - Sukkot) are determined by the sighting of the new moons around the 21st of September 2017 from Jerusalem. These dates will be updated as these sightings are made on the respective dates.
Please note we do not follow the Rabbinic Calendar. The Rabbinic Calendar may vary with a few days or even a month in extreme cases. The Rabbinical Calendar is not based on the physical observance of the new moon or ripe barley as a requirement for the start of the New Year but rather use a formulaic method of determining the dates.
Simulated Feast Dates:
Sunset 12 March 2017 - Sunset 13 March 2017
Pesach / Passover
Sunset 11 April 2017 - Sunset 12 April 2017
Feast of Unleavened Bread
Sunset 12 April 2017 - Sunset 19 April 2017
Feast of First Fruits (Resurrection)
Sunset 15 April 2017 - Sunset 16 April 2017
Sunset 03 June 2017 - Sunset 04 June 2017
Teshuvah (40 Days of Repentance)
Sunset 23 August 2017 - Sunset 30 September 2017
Yom Teruah (Feast of Trumpets)
Sunset 21 September 2017 - Sunset 23 September 2017
Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement)
Sunset 30 September 2017 - Sunset 01 October 2017
Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles)
Sunset 05 October 2017 - Sunset 12 October 2017
Hanukkah (Feast of Lights)
Sunset 13 December 2017 - Sunset 20 December 2017