Feast Days of the Lord
As revealed in Christ Jesus.
The date of the following events will depend on the new moon sighting at the beginning of the month.
o Sabbath
Gen 2:1-3, Lev 23:3, Num 28:9-10, Exo 20:8-11, Deut 5:12-15
A convocation day. No work to be done.
Not a feast day (moed—H4150) as it is not set by the new moon.
Was instituted in the garden of Eden
The seventh day (weekly) Sabbath is the Sabbath of the Lord, a memorial to creation and the Creator established in Eden before the fall
Gen 2 – 1Thus the heavens and the earth were completed in all their vast array. 2By the seventh day God had finished the work he had been doing; so on the seventh day he rested from all his work. 3Then God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it he rested from all the work of creating that he had done.
Exodus 20 – 8“Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. 9Six days you shall labor and do all your work,10but the seventh day is a sabbath to the Lord your God. On it you shall not do any work, neither you, nor your son or daughter, nor your male or female servant, nor your animals, nor any foreigner residing in your towns. 11For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, but he rested on the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy.
Sundown
Why ever feast day begins the from sunset:
The biblical calendar reckons the beginning of a new day from sunset as God did at creation,
Gen 1 – 5God called the light “day,” and the darkness he called “night.” And there was evening, and there was morning—the first day.
 
o Passover
Sundown March 31, 2018
The 14th day of the 1st month (Abib / Nisan)
Biblical References: Exo 12, Exo 13:6-8, Lev 23:5, Deut 16:3-8, Num 28:16
Note: this was not a convocation day (no public gatherings) or a sabbath day.
So the Passover begins at sunset (twilight or around 6:00 P.M.).
Lev 23 – 5The Lord’s Passover begins at twilight on the fourteenth day of the first month. The Feast of Passover commemorated the deliverance of the Hebrew people from the destroyer that passed over their blood-­sprinkled homes as he visited the homes of the Egyptians, taking the lives of the firstborn of every family. The blood that the people were told to put on their doorposts was from a sacrificial lamb. The event that was a foreshadowing of course, of the messiah, the Lord Jesus Christ Who John the Baptist testified about
John 1 – John Testifies About Jesus – 29The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, “Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!
 
o Feast of Unleavened Bread
Sundown April 1 to sundown April 8, 2018
15th day of the 1st month (Abib/Nisan)
Biblical Reference: Lev 23:7, Num 28:17-18
A convocation / sabbath day. No servile work.
First born dedicated to the Lord’s service.
Lev 23 – 6On the fifteenth day of that month the Lord’s Festival of Unleavened Bread begins; for seven days you must eat bread made without yeast. 7On the first day hold a sacred assembly and do no regular work. 8For seven days present a food offering to the Lord. And on the seventh day hold a sacred assembly and do no regular work.’ ”
 
o Feast of First Fruits
Sundown April 7 to sundown April 8, 2018
The 16th day of the 1st month (Abib / Nisan)
Biblical Reference: Exo 34:25-26, Lev 23:10-14, – Late Passover Num 9:10-11
Not a convocation day. No restriction on servile work.
Barley harvest – Firstfruits presented to the Lord (Lev 23:10-11)
This was the day of first sheaf waving (type), the first fruit of the barley harvest. 
Barley Harvest
Jesus Christ is resurrected
Israelites cross the Red Sea
Manna ceased to fall on this day
Noah’s Ark came to rest on dry land
Joshua 5 – 10On the evening of the fourteenth day of the month, while camped at Gilgal on the plains of Jericho, the Israelites celebrated the Passover. 11The day after the Passover, that very day, they ate some of the produce of the land: unleavened bread and roasted grain. 12The manna stopped the day afterd they ate this food from the land; there was no longer any manna for the Israelites, but that year they ate the produce of Canaan.
First Fruits occurred on the first Sunday after the Passover. It fell on the third day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread.
Lev 23 – 9The Lord said to Moses, 10“Speak to the Israelites and say to them: ‘When you enter the land I am going to give you and you reap its harvest, bring to the priest a sheaf of the first grain you harvest. 11He is to wave the sheaf before the Lord so it will be accepted on your behalf; the priest is to wave it on the day after the Sabbath.
 
o Day of Pentecost/ Shavuot 
(when Messiah baptized his disciples with fire [Pentecost]) (High Sabbath) – sundown May 26 to sundown May 27, 2018
 
o Day of Trumpets/ Yom Teruah 
(High Sabbath) – sundown September 10 to sundown September 11, 2018
 
o Day of Atonement/ Yom Kippur 
(Day of Atonement) (High Sabbath) – sundown September 19 to sundown September 20, 2018
 
o Feast of Tabernacles/ Feast of Ingathering/ 
This is the FINAL FEAST of the LORD!! With great expectations we await its manifestation!!! This is the Feast of InGathering!!
The first day was the 15th day of the 7th month (Ethanim / Tishri)
Exo 34:22, Lev 23:34-36, 39-43, Num 29:12
A convocation / sabbath day. No servile work done.
Travel to the Sanctuary in Jerusalem required of all men (Exo 23:14,17, Exo 34:22, Deut 16:16).
Fruit Harvest – First fruits presented to the Lord (Exo 23:19, 14:1-5)
For seven days all Israel moved out of their homes and lived in temporary shelters called “Sukkah” as a reminder of their wanderings in the desert for forty years. The branches cut from palm (Rev. 7:9), willow and other trees were to be waved in celebration to the Lord during the first seven days of the feast (Lev 23:40).
Lev 23 – 33The Lord said to Moses, 34“Say to the Israelites: ‘On the fifteenth day of the seventh month the Lord’s Festival of Tabernacles begins, and it lasts for seven days.
Exodus 23 – 16“Celebrate the Festival of Harvest with the first fruits of the crops you sow in your field. “Celebrate the Festival of Ingathering at the end of the year, when you gather in your crops from the field.
 
o Purim
non-commanded biblical festival
Sundown March 2, 2018 to sundown March 3, 2018
Commemorates the saving of the Jewish people from Haman, who was planning to kill all the Jews. in the ancient Persian Empire. The story is recorded in the Biblical Book of Esther
According to the Book of Esther, Haman, royal vizier to King Ahasuerus planned to kill all the Jews in the empire, but his plans were foiled by Mordecai and his cousin and adopted daughter Esther, who had risen to become Queen of Persia. The day of deliverance became a day of feasting and rejoicing.
Based on the conclusions of the Scroll of Esther:[7] “[…] that they should make them days of feasting and gladness, and of sending portions one to another, and gifts to the poor,”
Esther 9 – 20Mordecai recorded these events, and he sent letters to all the Jews throughout the provinces of King Xerxes, near and far, 21to have them celebrate annually the fourteenth and fifteenth days of the month of Adar 22as the time when the Jews got relief from their enemies, and as the month when their sorrow was turned into joy and their mourning into a day of celebration. He wrote them to observe the days as days of feasting and joy and giving presents of food to one another and gifts to the poor.
 
o Hanukkah/ Festival of Lights/ Feast of Dedication
Non-commanded biblical festival
Sundown December 3; ends sundown December 11, 2018
Commemorating the rededication of the Second Temple in Jerusalem at the time of the Maccabean Revolt against the Seleucid Empire. Hanukkah is observed for eight nights and days.
The festival is observed by lighting the candles of a candelabrum with nine branches, called a Hanukkah menorah (or hanukkiah). One branch is typically placed above or below the others and its candle is used to light the other eight candles. This unique candle is called the shamash (Hebrew: שמש‎, “attendant”). Each night, one additional candle is lit by the shamash until all eight candles are lit together on the final night of the holiday.[2]
Book of Maccabees
The revolt itself involved many battles, in which the light, quick and mobile Maccabean forces gained notoriety among the slow and bulky Seleucid army, and also for their use of guerrilla tactics. After the victory, the Maccabees entered Jerusalem in triumph and ritually cleansed the Temple, reestablishing traditional Jewish worship there and installing Jonathan Maccabee as high priest. A large Seleucid army was sent to quash the revolt, but returned to Syria on the death of Antiochus IV. Beforehand, Judas Maccabbeus made an agreement with Rome and became allied, tying the hands of the weaker Seleucid Empire. Its commander Lysias, preoccupied with internal Seleucid affairs, agreed to a political compromise that restored religious freedom.