Next Scriptural Festivals Posted on 28 Oct 20:23

The next Scriptural Festivals are those in the first month, Pesach on the 14th day of the first month, then follows the Week of Unleavened Bread from the 15th day for 7 days. See our calendar for details.

  1. A Scriptural month is determined by the phases of the moon and can only be 29 days or 30 days long.
  2. The Scriptural year begins with the first new moon after the barley in Yisra’el reaches the stage in its ripeness called “aviv”. The month of Aviv (start of the Scriptural New Year) can only be introduced with the physical presence of barley in Yisra’el.
  3. If barley is not in its stage of ripeness called “aviv”, then an extra month (thirteenth) is introduced, this ensures that the month of “aviv” always falls within its proper season.
  4. It is important to look for the new moon as the Feast Days are determined by the sighting of the new moon.
  5. The new moon was sighted from Krugersdorp and Cape Town on 29 March 2017. Reports from Yisra'el ( & indicated that they found aviv barley, thus the beginning of the first Scriptural Month, with Pesach 14 days later, i.e. afternoon of 12 April 2017.
  6. The next new moon should possibly be visible on 21 September 2017, you are encouraged to look for the new moon at your location.

    If the new moon is visible on this date, then the first day of the seventh month is 22 September 2017, i.e. Yom Teru'ah, or more commonly known as the Feast of Soundings (Trumpets), followed by Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) from the evening of 30 September 2017 and Sukkot (Tabernacles) from 6 October 2017. See Wayy/Lev 23 for more details regarding the Festivals of the seventh month.