Its that time of the year again when we publish the new calendar for the upcoming biblical new year!
I realized that my last year’s calendar info had some errors. This year I revamped all the calendar material to ensure accuracy. To simplify the biblical holy days, biblical feast seasons can be broken up into two parts – Spring Harvest Season and Fall Harvest Season.
Spring Harvest Season
(Click any of the links below for more information on each Holy Day.)
The day Yahuah designated as the Israelite’s New Year is the First New Moon in Spring which occurs in March or April. This is called Reshown Chedesh. It marks the beginning of the year for Israelites.
The fifth and last spring observance is called the Feast of Weeks. Its literal translation is the Seven Sevens or the Ceasing Sevens – Shabbat Shabeyat. It comes 49 days after the Pesach, or 7 weeks of 7 days, after Pesach and marks the end fo the Spring Harvest season.
Fall Harvest Season
The Fall season is marked by the seventh new moon of the year. Just count seven new moons from the first and you’ve arrives at the Sabbath of Remembrance. This is also the first observance of the Fall season. It’s called the Sabbath of Remembrance or, in Hebrew, Shabbatown Zacarown.
Winter Holy Days
Despite common beliefs, there are no biblical holy days in winter. In fact, the fall holy days were all about storing food and preparing coverings (animal skins) for a winter inside.
Hanukkah, also known as the “Feast of Dedication” was not an annual celebration for ancient Hebrews. Rather, it was an event that only occurred when new government or communal facilities were established. During that time, the ancient Israelites would dedicate or donate communal resources and goods such as food, wagons, mules, cookware, and decor for use in the new temple and facilities in service of the people of Israel. These were essentially government or public resources.
Ref: Num 8 | Num 6-8 | Kings 8:63-66 | Ezra 6 | Psalms 60 | 1 Maccabees 4
2020 Calendar Resources