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Elohim wanted to set aside special days for the people to come together for  rest, refreshment, and remembering with thanksgiving all he had done for them.

Festival Celebrations

 

Festival Days

based on the astro-luni-solar calendar

Feasts of Yahuah

(1) And Yahuah spoke to Mosheh, saying, (2) "Speak to the children of Yisra'el, and say to them, `The appointed times of Yahuah, which you are to proclaim as set-apart gatherings, My appointed times, are these...    

Sabbath of Rest ( 7th Day )

Wayyiqra (Leviticus) 23: 3



(3) 'Six days work is done, but the seventh day is a 


Sabbath of rest, a set-apart gathering. You do no work, it is 


Sabbath to Yahuah in all your dwellings.




What is Celebrated



Resting on the Sabbath ( 7th Day )




Its Importance



The Sabbath had two purposes: It was a time to rest and a 


time to remember what Elohim had done. We need rest. 


Without time out from the bustle, life loses its meaning. In 


our day, as in Moses' day, taking time out is not easy, but 


Yahuah reminds us that without Sabbaths we will forget 


what all of the activity is for and lose the balance crucial to a


faithful life. Make sure your Sabbath provides a time of 


both refreshment and remembrance of Yahuah. 

The Passover Feast  (Feast 1) 

Wayyiqra (Leviticus) 23: 4-5



(4) 'These are the appointed times of Yahuah, set-apart 


gatherings which you are to proclaim at their appointed 


times. (5) In the first new moon, on the fourteenth day of 


the new moon, between the evenings, is the Pesah 


( Passove) to Yahuah.




What is Celebrated


When Yahuah spared the lives of Yisra'el first born children 

in Egypt and freed the Hebrews from slavery.



Its Importance


Reminded the people of Yahuah's deliverance.

This is a memorial day.


Note: This is the 1st month of the year; called Abib 

( The Scriptural New Year )



Feast of Unleavened Bread ( Feast 2 )

Unleavened Bread ( 7 Days )


Wayyiqra (Leviticus) 23: 6-8



(6) 'And on the fifteenth day of this new moon is the Festival of Matzot (Unleavened Bread) to Yahuah - seven days you eat unleavened bread. (7) 'On the first day you have a set-apart gathering, you do no servile work. (8) 'And you shall bring an offering made by fire to Yahuah for seven days. On the seventh day is a set-apart gathering, you do no servile work.' "



Shemoth - (Exodus) 12:19


(19) For Seven days no leaven is to be found in your houses, for if anyone eats what is leavened, that same being shall be cutoff from the congregation of Yisra 'el, whether sojourner or native of the land. (20) Do not eat that which is leavened - in all your dwellings you are to eat unleavended bread.



What is Celebrated


The Exodus from Mitsrayim (Egypt)



Its Importance


Reminded the people they were leaving the old life behind 

and entering a new way of living.


Note: This feast is kept from the 15th day through the 21st day of the first month Abib.


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Kethubim Bet  ( Messianic Writings )


Qoritiyim Aleph 5: 6-8


(6) Your boasting is not good. Do you not know that a little leaven leavens the entire lump? (7) Therefore cleanse out the old leaven, so that you are a new lump, as you are unleavened. For also Messiah our Pesah ( Passover ) was slaughtered for us. (8) So then let us celebrate the festival, not with old leaven , nor with the leaven of evil and wickedness, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.


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Feast of First Fruits ( Feast 3 )

First Fruits (One Day)


Wayyiqra (Leviticus) 23: 13-14


(9) And Yahuah spoke to Mosheh, saying, (10) "Speak to the children of Yisra'el, and you shall say to them, 'When you come into the land which I  give you, and shall reap its harvest, then you shall bring a sheaf of the first-fruits of your harvest to the priest. (11) 'And he shall wave the sheaf before Yahuah, for your acceptance. On the morrow after the Sabbath the priest waves it. (12) 'And on that day when you wave the sheaf, you shall prepare a male lamb a year old, a perfect one, as an ascending offering to Yahuah, (13) and its grain offering: two-tenths of an ephah of fine flour mixed with oil, an offering made by fire to Yahuah, a sweet fragrance, and its drink offering: one-fourth of a hin of wine. (14) 'And you do not eat bread or roasted grain or fresh grain until the same day that you have brought an offering to your Elohim - a law forever throughout your generations in all your dwellings.



What is Celebrated


The first crops of the barley harvest.


Its Importance


Reminded the people how Yahuah provided for them.


Note: This Feast day is kept on the 16th day of the 1st month Abib

Feast of Pentecost ( Feast 4 )

The Feast of Pentecost (One Day)

Wayyiqra (Leviticus) 23:15-22


(15) 'And from the morrow after the Sabbath, from the day that you brought the sheaf of the wave offering, you shall count for yourselves: seven completed Sabbaths. (16) 'Until the morrow after the seventh Sabbath you count fifty days, then you shall bring a new grain offering to Yahuah. (17) 'Bring from your dwellings for a wave offering two loaves of bread, of two-tenths of an ephah of fine flour they are, baked with leaven, first-fruits to Yahuah. (18) And besides the bread, you shall bring seven lambs a year old, perfect ones, and one young bull and two rams, They are an ascending offering to Yahuah, with their grain offering and their drink offerings, an offering made by fire for a sweet fragrance to Yahuah. (19) 'And you shall offer one male goat as a sin offering, and two male lambs a year old, as a slaughter of peace offerings. (20) 'And the priest shall wave them, besides the bread of the first-fruits, as a wave offering before Yahuah, besides the two lambs. They are set-apart to Yahuah for the priest. (21) 'And on this same day you shall proclaim a set-apart gathering for yourselves, you do no servile work on it - a law forever in all your dwellings throughout your generations. (22) "And when you reap the harvest of your land do not completely reap the corners of your field when you reap, and do not gather any gleaning from your harvest. Leave them for the poor and for the stranger. I am Yahuah your Elohim.' "



What is Celebrated


The end of barley harvest


Its Importance


Showed joy and thanksgiving over the bountiful harvest


Note: Kept on the 1st day of the 5th month



Feast of Trumpets ( Feast 5 )

The Feast of Trumpets (One Day)

Wayyiqra (Leviticus) 23: 23-25


(23) And Yahuah spoke to Mosheh, saying, (24) "Speak to the children of Yisra'el, saying, 'In the seventh new moon, on the first day of the new moon, you have a rest, a remembrance of Teru'ah (Soundings), a set-apart gathering. (25)'You do no servile work, and you shall bring an offering made by fire to Yahuah.' "



What is Celebrated


The beginning of the seventh month 


Its Importance


Expressed joy and thanksgiving to Elohim


Note: Kept on the 1st day of Ethanim ( 7th month)

Day of Atonement ( Feast 6 )

The Day of Atonement (One Day)

Wayyiqra (Leviticus) 23: 26-32


(26) And Yahuah spoke to Mosheh, saying, (27) "On the tenth day of this seventh new moon is Yom haKippurim (Day of Atonement). It shall be a set-apart gathering for you. And you shall afflict your beings, and shall bring an offering made by fire to Yahuah. (28) And you do no work on that same day, for it is Yom Kippurim, to make atonement for you before Yahuah your Elohim. (29) "For any being who is not afflicted on that same day, he shall be cut off from his people. (30) "And any being who does any work on that same day, that being I shall destroy from the midst of his people. (31) "You do no work - a law forever throughout your generations in all your dwellings. (32) 'It is a Sabbath of rest to you, and you shall afflict your beings. On the ninth day of the new moon at evening, from evening to evening, you observe your Sabbath."



What is Celebrated


The removal of sin from the people and the nation.


Its Importance


Restored fellowship with Yahuah.


Kept on the 10th day of Ethanim (7th month)

*Begins on the 9th evening cycle of Ethanim  (see verse 32)


Feast of Tabernacles & 8th Day ( Feast 7 )

Wayyiqra (Leviticus) 23:33-43


(33) And Yahuah spoke to Mosheh, saying, (34) "Speak to the children of Yisra'el, saying, 'On the fifteenth day of this seventh new moon is the Festival of Sukkot (Booths) for seven days to Yahuah. (35) On the first day is a set-apart gathering, you do no servile work. (36) 'For seven days you bring an offering made by fire to Yahuah. 


Note: Kept the 15th through the 21st day of Ethanim (7th month)


The Eight Day


On the eighth day there shall be a set-apart gathering for you and you shall bring an offering made by fire to Yahuah. It is a closing festival, you do no servile work.


(37) 'These are the appointed times of Yahuah which you proclaim as set-apart gatherings, to bring an offering made by fire to Yahuah, an ascending offering and a grain offering, a slaughtering and drink offerings, as commanded for every day - (38) besides the Sabbaths of Yahuah, and besides your gifts, and besides all your vows, and besides all your voluntary offerings which you give to Yahuah. (39) 'On the fifteen day of the seventh new moon, when you gather in the fruit of the land, celebrate the festival of Yahuah for seven days. On the first day is a rest, and on the eighth day a rest.


(40) 'And you shall take for yourselves on the first day the fruit of good trees, branches of palm trees, twigs of leafy trees, and willows of the stream, and shall rejoice before Yahuah your Elohim for seven days. (41) "And you shall celebrate it as a festival to Yahuah for seven days in the year - a law forever in your generations. Celebrate it in the seventh new moon. (42) 'Dwell in booths for seven days; all who are native born in Yisra'el dwell in booths, (43) so that your generations know that I made the children of Yisra'el dwell in booths when I brought them out of the land of Mitsrayim. I am Yahuah your  Elohim.' "



What is Celebrated


Yahuah's protection and guidance in the wilderness


Its Importance


Renewed Israel's commitment to Yahuah and trust 

in his guidance and protection.


Note: Kept on the 22nd day of Ethanim (7th month)