UPCOMING BIBLICAL HOLIDAYS (2018):
The dates for the spring feasts below are based on the assumptions that the aviv barley will be found by when the new crescent moon of the first month is sighted March 18 in Jerusalem. The dates will be updated after 18th of March if there will be changes. Remember to wait for the new moon update also in the seventh month to know for sure.
Passover/Pesach - April 1
1st Day of Unleavened Bread - April 2
7th Day of Unleavened Bread - April 8
Pentecost/Weeks (Shavuot) - May 20, 2018
Day of Trumpets (Yom Teruah) - September 11, 2018
Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur) - September 20, 2018
Feast of Tabernacles (Sukkot) - Sept 25–Oct 1, 2018
Last Great Day (Shemini Atzeret) - October 2, 2018
About the calender:
We start every month at new moon, every new year is determined by the barley and new moon. Every biblical day starts at sunset and ends the next sunset.
So every day start the evening before the day displayed on the calendar. There are several different ways people count to Pentecost. We choose the old Jewish method of counting from the weekly Sabbath during the feast of unleavened bread. That is because this method is the only way that can match the direction of counting 50 days AND a complete 7 weeks (7 sabbaths) as written in the law.
If it landed on the same day of the same month every year there would be no need to count and the Bible gives the exact date on all the other feasts.
If you follow the other method of counting from the day after the first day of the Feast of the Unleavened day it will land on the 6th day of the third month. We are not completely sure and that's why we mention both ways. We don't think there are any accurate numbers on what year it is according to the Biblical calendar.
Jesus/Yeshua was most likely born on September 5 BCE according to the Julian calendar (Herod died in the spring of the year 4 BCE) or in spring 5BCE/ 4BCE .