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“Yearly Feasts Schedule”

Feast/ Appointed  Time

Hebrew  Dates

Latin  Dates

First Covenant Occurrence (Old Testament)

New Covenant Occurrence (New Testament)

Modern Observance

Prophetic & Spiritual Significance


Friday evening to Saturday Evening

Every Saturday

God rested on the seventh day

God commanded us to honor it

A sign between God and us

We are to do NO regular work

Gen. 2:2-3; Deut. 5:12-15; Exo. 20:8-11, 31:12-13, 35:1-3; Eze. 20:12

Yeshua & His disciples honored the Sabbath

Yeshua said its lawful
to do good on this day

Yeshua is LORD of the Sabbath

The Sabbath was made for man, not man made for it.

Mat. 12:9-12; Mark 2:27-28; Luke 4:16

In Israel most people do not work, stores are closed, public transportation  stops

Families go to
Synagogue Friday evening and Saturday

 The Sabbath is a shadow of the Messiah

There remains a rest to the people of God

Many believe the Millennium is the seventh 1,000 year period since creation

Col. 2:16-17; Heb. 4:9; Rev. 20:4-6


14 Nisan

(Evening at twilight)


Blood of the lamb on doorposts

Angel of Death “passed over”

Deliverance from Egypt and slavery

Exo. 12:1-14; Lev. 23:6-8; Deut. 16:9-12, 8, 16-17

 Yeshua celebrates yearly

“Last Supper” Seder

Mat. 26:17-19; Mark 14:12-16; Luke 22:7-8

 Major Spring cleaning of home and dwelling

Seder (ceremonial dinner) in each Jewish home

Fulfilled in Yeshua’s first coming

His blood applied to the doorposts of our hearts

John 1:29; 1 Cor. 5:7

Unleavened Bread

15-21 Nisan


 No time to let bread rise

Israelites take unleavened bread into the wilderness

Exo. 12:15-20, 33-34; Lev. 23:6-8; Deut. 16:3-4, 8, 16-17

 Yeshua and his disciples eat unleavened bread at the “Last Supper” Seder

Mat. 26:17; Mark 14:12; Luke 22:7-8

 Most Jewish people eat matzah and do not eat leavened foods during this Feast

 Leven represents sin

Yeshua is the sinless Passover Lamb

Fulfilled by Yeshua’s death on the cross

1 Cor. 5:6-8

Firstfruits/Weeks/ Pentecost
(Bikkurim/ Shavuot)

Biblically we believe that Firstfruits and Weeks are one 50-day appointed time, marked by the counting of Omer, starting on Sunday during Passover (when Yeshua rose) and ending on Pentecost Sunday 50 days later.

16 Nisan-6 Sivan




 Traditional day of giving of the Law on Mount Sinai (based on Exo. 19:1)

Offering firstfruits of spring barley harvest and summer wheat harvest

Counting of fifty days of sheaves (Omer)

Lev. 23:10-21; Num. 28:26; Deut. 16:9-12, 16-17

 Yeshua rose from the dead

Fifty days later the Holy Spirit fell on the early disciples in the upper room

Mark16:9; Acts 2:1-4

 Counting of Omer


All-night Bible study on Erev Shavuot

Eating dairy foods and cheesecake in honor of the Law

 Yeshua rose as “Firstfruits from the dead”

Foreshadowed our own resurrection

Birth of the Church (Kehilah)

Fulfills Yeshua’s prophecy: “You shall receive power”

Luke 29:49; Acts 1:8; 1 Cor. 15:12-23; Col. 1:14, 18

Ninth of AV
(Tisha B’Av)

9 Av


 First temple destroyed 586 BC

Jer. 39:1-2, 52:1-6. 12-13

 Second temple destroyed 70 AD

Time of fasting and mourning

 Mourning will be turned to dancing

God will bring His people home

Jer. 31:10-14; Psalm 30:11

(Rosh HaShana)

1 Tishrei


 Blowing of trumpets

Lev. 23:23-25;
Num. 29:1-6

Not mentioned in the New Testament

 Blowing of the Shofar in synagogues

Traditionally “Jewish New Year”

 Return of Yeshua will be announced by blowing of trumpet (shofar)

Mat. 24:29-31; 1 Cor. 15:52

Day of Atonement
(Yom Kippur)

10 Tishrei


High Priest enters Holy of Holies

Scapegoat sent out of the camp to die for sins of the people

Lev. 16:1-34; 23:26-32

 High Priest says “one man should die for the people”

Yeshua dies outside camp

John 11:49-52;
Heb. 9:1-14; 10:1-14

Five synagogue services

Whole nation of Israel shuts down

Day of fasting

Yeshua is our atonement and High Priest

Isa. 53:1-12; Zech. 12:10; Heb. 9:1—10:25


15-21 Tishrei


Israelites in booths in wilderness

Israelites commanded to “rejoice”

Harvest Festival, last of year

Lev. 23:34-44; Deut. 16:13-17; 2 Chron. 7:8-10

Called “The Feast”

Yeshua goes up yearly to Jerusalem

John 7:2-53

Eat and sleep in booths in yards or on balconies

After Yeshua’s return, God will dwell or “tabernacle” with man

All nations will go up to Jerusalem

Zech. 14:16-19; Rev. 21:3

Eighth Day  or
Rejoicing in the Torah
(Shmeini Atzeret or Simchat Torah)

22 Tishrei


Eighth (or last) day of the Feast after the seven days of Succot

Lev. 23:34-36, 39; 2 Chron. 7:9

Yeshua said “Whoever puts his trust in me, as the Scripture says, rivers of living waters will flow from His inmost being!”

John 7:37-39

In Israel, dancing in the streets with Torah scrolls

Rewinding the Torah scrolls to begin a new cycle

We will celebrate God’s Word forever in the person of His Son, Yeshua.


25 Kislev-2 Tevet


Jewish patriots free Israel from Greek Tyranny

Dan. 11:21-35a

Yeshua goes up to Jerusalem for Feast of Dedication

John 10:22-23

Lighting of nine-branched candelabra, one more candle each night.

Fried food eaten i.e. Latke (potato pancake) and Sufganiot (doughnuts)

Yeshua, the “Light of the World” will return to rule and reign on Earth.

John 8:12, 9:5; Rev. 1:5


14-15 Adar


Queen Esther & Mordechai overcome evil Haman, save the lives of Persian Jews

Esther 9:13-32

Not mentioned in the New Testament

Wearing Costumes

Sending Gift baskets

Giving to the needy

Reading the Scroll of Esther

Israel to be freed at last of satanic (worldly) tyranny

New Month/
New Moon
(Rosh Chodesh)

First Day of each Month


God created the moon for signs and seasons

The moon is the foundation for the LORD’s cyclical calendar

A Day of Blowing the Shofar, special offerings, praise and worship, to be for all generations

Gen 1:14; Num. 10:10, 28:11-15; 2 Chron. 2:4; Psa. 81:1-5, 104: 19

Yeshua celebrated the Sabbath and Feasts

Mark 6:2; Luke 4:16, 31; John 15:10

Special Prayers are recited on the Sabbath before the New Month.

Often a festive meal

Women gather in festive Rosh Chodesh groups.

To be a Shadow of things to come: The Messiah

All mankind will revere the Lord

The hope of light arising out of darkness

Isa. 66:23; Matt. 23:39; Col. 2:16-17


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