2018 Biblical Feast Dates

2018 Biblical Feast Dates

The Biblical calendar is lunar based and 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 which met the Biblical requirements [www.abibofgod.com] [sightedmoon.com]. The new moon sighting of 18 March 2018 thus started the new biblical year.

The exact dates of the Autumn Feasts (Yom Teruah - Sukkot) are determined by the sighting of the new moon around the 10th of September 2018 from Jerusalem. These dates will be updated as this sighting is made on the respective date.

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:

Purim
Sunset 01 March 2018 - Sunset 02 March 2018


Pesach / Passover

Sunset 31 March 2018 - Sunset 01 April 2018


Feast of Unleavened Bread
Sunset 01 April 2018 - Sunset 08 April 2018


Feast of First Fruits (Resurrection)
Sunset 04 April 2018 - Sunset 05 April 2018


Shavuot/Pentecost
Sunset 23 May 2018 - Sunset 24 May 2018


Teshuvah (40 Days of Repentance)
Sunset 12 August 2018 - Sunset 19 September 2018


Yom Teruah (Feast of Trumpets)
Sunset 10 September 2018 - Sunset 12 September 2018


Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement)
Sunset 19 September 2018 - Sunset 20 September 2018


Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles)
Sunset 24 September 2018 - Sunset 01 October 2018


Hanukkah (Feast of Lights)
Sunset 02 December 2018 - Sunset 09 December 2018


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