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Gregorian Calendar Year
2018

Abib 1 New Year1 Mar 18/19 Sun/Mon Year 23 of 70th Jubilee Cycle
Abib 14 Passover2
(Unleavened Bread)
Mar 31/Apr 1 Sat/Sun Festival - High Sabbath
Day 1 Unleavened Bread
Abib 20 Unleavened Bread3 Apr 6/7 Fri/Sat Festival - High Sabbath
Day 7 Unleavened Bread
Abib 21 Wave Sheaf Offering4 Apr 7/8 Sat/Sun  
Siwan 11 Festival of Weeks5
(Pentecost)
May 26/27 Sat/Sun Festival - High Sabbath
Tishri 1 Trumpets6 Sept 10/11 Mon/Tue High Sabbath
Tishri 10 Day of Atonement7 Sept 19/20 Wed/Thu High Sabbath
Tishri 15 Festival of Tabernacles8 Sept 24/25 Mon/Tue Festival - High Sabbath
Tishri 22 Festival of Ingathering9
(Last Great Day)
Oct 1/2 Mon/Tue Festival - High Sabbath

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Criteria for New Moons

The following is the criteria (utilized by Qadesh La Yahweh Press) for determining the beginning of a new month (moon).

  • If the conjunction of the sun and moon occurs between sunset and sunrise, the night portion of the 24-hour day, this would indicate that the conjunction occurred within the last day of the month. Therefore the next sunset would mark the beginning of a new month (moon).

  • On the other hand, if the conjunction of the sun and moon occurs between sunrise and sunset, the daylight portion of the 24-hour day, the next sunset would mark the beginning of the last day of the month (moon). Therefore the beginning of the new month (moon) would occur at the second sunset.

    For more information see Rules for the New Moon and The Beginning of the Year

    Footnotes

    1 - Days are reckoned as beginning on the first date at sundown and ending on the second date at sundown. The scriptural new year begins with the new moon of Abib from Jerusalem as stated in Isaiah 2:3, "...for out of Zion will the law go forth, and the word of Yahweh from Jerusalem." The new moon can be predetermined as per examples in 1 Sam., 20:5 & 18. Abib 1 is the beginning of year 23 of the 70th Jubilee cycle calculated from the time that the Israelites observed the first Jubilee cycle in 1386/85 B.C.E. in the land of Kaanan. The Exodus occurred in 1439/1438 B.C.E. For more information regarding the Jubilee cycle please refer to our publication: The Sabbath and Jubilee Cycle.

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    2 - Passover Day begins on the 14th day of Abib and is Day 1 of the 7-day Festival of Passover/Unleavened Bread. This day is also a High Sabbath and Sacred Convocation. Ex. 12:6-20, 13:3-10, 34:18, Lev. 23:5, 23:7, Num. 9:2-3, 28:16-25, Deut. 16:1-4, Ezekiel 45:21, Matt. 26:17, Mark 14:12, Luke 22:7. For more information please refer to the following chapters of our publication "The Festivals and Sacred Days of Yahweh": Chap. 9, Chap. 14, Chap. 17, Chap. 18, Chap. 19.

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    3 - Festival Day 7 and last day of the 7-day Festival of Passover/Unleavened Bread. This day is also a High Sabbath and Sacred Convocation. Ex. 12:16, 13:6-7, Lev. 23:8, Num. 28:16-25, Deut. 16:8. Lev. 23:6, Num. 28:16-25, 33:3-4.

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    4 - The day after the weekly Sabbath of Passover Week (Lev. 23:9-11). Listed to determine date of the Festival of Weeks. Not a High Sabbath or Sacred Convocation. For more information please refer to the following chapters of our publication "The Festivals and Sacred Days of Yahweh": Chap. 10, Chap. 16, Chap. 22, Chap. 23.

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    5 - Fiftieth day from the Wave Sheaf Offering. This day is also a High Sabbath and Sacred Convocation. Note: the Siwan date will change with the Gregorian date from year to year. Ex. 23:16, 34:22; Lev. 23:15-16; Deut. 16:9. For more information please refer to the following chapters of our publication "The Festivals and Sacred Days of Yahweh": Chap. 10, Chap. 16, Chap. 22, Chap. 23.

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    6 - First day of seventh month. This day is also a High Sabbath and Sacred Convocation. Lev. 23:23-25, Num. 29:1.

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    7 - Tenth day of seventh month. A day of fasting. This day is also a High Sabbath and Sacred Convocation. Lev. 16:29-31, 23:26-32, Num. 29:7.

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    8 - Festival Day 1 of the 8-day Festival of Ingathering. This day along with the next 6, which make up the first 7 days of the 8-day Festival of Ingathering, are also referred to as the 7-day Festival of Tabernacles. This day is also a High Sabbath and Sacred Convocation. Ex. 23:16, Ex. 34:22, Lev. 23:33-39, Num. 29:12, Deut.16:13, John 7:10.

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    9 - Festival Day 8 (Last Great Day) of the 8-day Festival of Ingathering. Also, this day as well as the previous 7 days are collectively referred to as the Festival of Ingathering. Ex. 23:16, Lev. 23:36, 23:39, Num. 29:35, Neh. 8:18, John 7:37.

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