SPRING & FALL FEASTS OF YAHUAH
Below are the mandated moedim or feasts we observe as a fellowship. There are also other feasts that are not mandated that some in our fellowship also observe, such as Purim or Hanukkah. Click the blue Learn more button next to each feast for more info. There are also detailed videos pertaining to appointed times at the bottom of this page.
Tuesday, April 13th
New Moon of First Month
Hhodesh (beginning of Months)
Monday, April 26th
the Feast of Unleavened Bread
Friday, October 29th
Last Great Day of the Feast
For more info on each Feast, click the plus sign below to expand.
Hhodesh is important as it is how we biblical count to know when to start the Spring Feasts and then subsequently the Fall Feasts.
In everything we do, we desire to follow Scripture over the traditions of man. The markers we see in Scripture (Aviv, barley sprout, new moon), all pertain to the Spring. Everything is new. Everything is fresh. When we look at the marker that is consistent when it comes to Spring, we look at the Spring equinox which every year is the same time, March 20th.
We will look at the two most popular ways or schools of thought of how people look at the calendar and when they start their count.
Method One: Some persons count from the closest New Moon to the Spring equinox. For example, if there is a New Moon 2-weeks or 3-weeks before the Spring equinox, then people start their count at the first sliver of light after that New Moon.
Method Two: In contrast to that, other persons, such as our assembly, always start our count with the sliver after the first New Moon, subsequent to the Spring equinox, after Spring has started. In other words, once Spring is here, we then look for the first new moon after Spring, and that's our count to Day One of the New Year. With the way we count according to Scripture, the new month never starts before the new year. Why would a new month start prior to a new year?
On the Gregorian calendar year 2021, a lot of people started their count with the new moon PRIOR to the Spring equinox. Ours started the first new moon AFTER the Spring equinox. That is why there is a month's separation from the feast dates.
Occasionally both methods of counting will end up with the same feast dates. This happens about every other year or every third year, and it happens at times because the nearest new moon to the Spring equinox is sometimes also the first new moon after Spring.
To recap, Judaism always takes the closest new moon, and we always take the first new moon after Spring is announced, which is founded in Scripture. We have a weekly Question & Answer Bible Study on Friday nights where further questions about this can be asked. In addition, there are full videos on our YouTube channel and website about the "Heavenly Calendar" that examine multiple Scriptures in detail pertaining to Yahuah's calendar, the Day, Year, Moon, Month, Evening, and similar topics. We have put two of those videos below.
WHEN: Passover begins on Sunday, April 25th, and ends on
WHEN: Sukkot begins at sundown on Thursday, October 21st, and ends at sundown on Friday, October 29th.
SCRIPTURES: Exodus 23:16;34:22, Leviticus 23:33-44, Numbers 9:15-60, 29:12; 29:13-38, Deuteronomy 16:13-15, Ezra 3:4, 2 Chronicles 8:12-13, Ezekiel 45:25, Nehemiah. 8:13–18, Zechariah. 14:16–19, Matthew 1:18-25, Luke 2:1-20, John 7:2-3
STUDIES: Video Playlist on Sukkot.