2017 Biblical Feast Dates

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 not found in Israel before the new moon sighting around 29 March 2017 for the new Biblical year to start. An additional lunar month is added to the current year and the new year will start at the sighting of the new moon around 27 April 2017. 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.

Simulated Feast Dates:

Purim
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


Shavuot/Pentecost
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


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