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Festival Celebrations

Ala-aym 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.



Festivals by Scripture


Feasts of YAH'OH

(1) And YAH'OH spoke to Mashah, saying, (2) "Speak to the children of Ya'oh-shar-al, and say to them, `The appointed times of YAH'OH, 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 

a Sabbath to YAH'OH 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 Ala-aym had done. We need rest. 

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

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

YAH'OH 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 YAH'OH.

New Moon (New Month)

Rosh Chodesh or Rosh Hodesh (Hebrew: ראש חודש‎; trans. Beginning 

of the Month; lit. (Head of the Month) is the name for the first day of 

every month in the Ghabaray (Hebrew) calendar.

New Moon or new month

1st day of the New Moon ( New Month ), a set-apart day

Shabbat days

The Seventh day of the Biblical Calendar.

Bible  Reading

" And it shall be that from New Moon ( New Month ) to New Moon 

( New Month ), and from Sabbath to Sabbath, all flesh shall come to 

worship before Me, declares YAH'OH

Yashai-Ya'oh  66:23  ( Isaiah ) 

The Passover Feast  (Feast 1) 

Wayyiqra (Leviticus) 23: 4-5

(4) 'These are the appointed times of YAH'OH, 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 

( Passover ) to YAH'OH.

Shemoth (Exodus 12:1-14)  >>

(1) And יהוה (YAH'OH) spoke to Mashah and to Aharon in the land of Mitsrayim, saying,  (2) “This month is the beginning of months for you, it is the first month of the year for you.  (3) “Speak to all the congregation of Yaoh-shar-al himself a lamb, according to the house of his father, a lamb for a household.  (4) ‘And if the household is too small for the lamb, let him and his neighbour next to his house take it according to the number of the beings, according to each man’s need you make your count for the lamb.  (5) ‘Let the lamb be a perfect one, a year old male. Take it from the sheep or from the goats.  

(6) ‘And you shall keep it until the fourteenth day of the same month. Then all the assembly of the congregation of Ya'oh-shar-al shall kill it between the evenings. (7) ‘And they shall take some of the blood and put it on the two doorposts and on the lintel of the houses where they eat it. (8) ‘And they shall eat the flesh on that night, roasted in fire – with unleavened bread and with bitter herbs they shall eat it. (9) ‘Do not eat it raw, nor boiled at all with water, but roasted in fire, its head with its legs and its inward parts. (10) ‘And do not leave of it until morning, and what remains of it until morning you are to burn with fire. 

(11) ‘And this is how you eat it: your loins girded, your sandals on your feet, and your staff in your hand. And you shall eat it in haste. It is the Passover of  YAH'OH.  (12) ‘And I shall pass through the land of Mitsrayim on that night, and shall smite all the first-born in the land of Mitsrayim, both man and beast. And on all the mighty ones of Mitsrayim I shall execute judgment. I am YAH'OH. (13 ‘And the blood shall be a sign for you on the houses where you are. And when I see the blood, I shall pass over you, and let the plague not come on you to destroy you when I smite the land of Mitsrayim.  (14) ‘And this day shall become to you a remembrance. And you shall observe it as a festival to יהוה throughout your generations observe it as a festival, an everlasting law.

What is Celebrated

When YAH'OH spared the lives of Yaoh-shar-al first born children 

in Egypt and freed the Ghabaray (Hebrews) from slavery.

Its Importance

Reminded the people of YAH'OH's deliverance.

This is a memorial day.

Note: This is the 1st month of the year; called Abib  ( The Scriptural New Year ).  Celebrated on the 14th day of the 1st month

Feast of Unleavened Bread ( Feast 2 )

Wayyiqra (Leviticus) 23: 6-8

(6) 'And on the fifteenth day of this new moon is the Festival of Matzot (Unleavened Bread) to YAH'OH - 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 YAH'OH 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 Ya'oh-shar-al, 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.

Feast of First Fruits ( Feast 3 )

Wayyiqra (Leviticus) 23: 13-14

(9) And YAH'OH spoke to Mashah, saying, (10) "Speak to the children of Ya'oh-shar-al, 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 YAH'OH, 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 YAH'OH,  (13) and its grain offering: two-tenths of an ephah of fine flour mixed with oil, an offering made by fire to YAH'OH , 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 Ala-aym - 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 YAH'OH provided for them.

Note: This Feast day is kept on the 26th day of the 1st month Abib

Feast of  Weeks  ( Feast 4 )

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 YAH'OH . (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 YAH'OH . (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 YAH'OH , with their grain offering and their drink offerings, an offering made by fire for a sweet fragrance to  YAH'OH . 

(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 YAH'OH , besides the two lambs. They are set-apart to YAH'OH 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 YAH'OH your Ala-aym.' "

What is Celebrated

The end of barley harvest

Its Importance

Showed joy and thanksgiving over the bountiful harvest

Note: Kept on the 15th day of the 3rd month

Feast of Trumpets ( Feast 5 )

Wayyiqra (Leviticus) 23: 23-25

(23) And YAH'OH spoke to Mashah, saying, (24) "Speak to the children of Ya'oh-shar-al, saying, 'In the seventh new moon, on the first day of the new moon (month), 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 YAH'OH .' "

What is Celebrated

The beginning of the seventh month 

Its Importance

Expressed joy and thanksgiving to Ala-aym

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

Day of Atonement ( Feast 6 )

Wayyiqra (Leviticus) 23: 26-32

(26) And YAH'OH spoke to Mashah, 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 YAH'OH . (28) And you do no work on that same day, for it is Yom Kippurim, to make atonement for you before YAH'OH your Ala-hym. (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 YAH'OH .

Note: Kept on the 10th day of  the 7th month

*Begins on the 9th evening  of  the 7th month  (see verse 32)

Feast of Tabernacles & 8th Day   ( Feast 7 )

Wayyiqra (Leviticus) 23:33-43

(33) And YAH'OH spoke to Mashah, saying, (34) "Speak to the children of Ya'oh-shar-al, saying, 'On the fifteenth day of this seventh new moon is the Festival of Sukkot (Booths) for seven days to YAH'OH . (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 YAH'OH . 

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

The Eighth Day

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

(37) 'These are the appointed times of YAH'OH which you proclaim as set-apart gatherings, to bring an offering made by fire to YAH'OH , an ascending offering and a grain offering, a slaughtering and drink offerings, as commanded for every day - (38) besides the Sabbaths of YAH'OH , and besides your gifts, and besides all your vows, and besides all your voluntary offerings which you give to YAH'OH . (39) 'On the fifteen day of the seventh new moon, when you gather in the fruit of the land, celebrate the festival of YAH'OH 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 YAH'OH your Ala-aym for seven days. (41) "And you shall celebrate it as a festival to YAH'OH 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  Ya'oh-shar-al dwell in booths, (43) so that your generations know that I made the children of Ya'oh-shar-al dwell in booths when I brought them out of the land of Mitsrayim. I am YAH'OH your Ala-aym.' "

What is Celebrated

YAH'OH protection and guidance in the wilderness

Its Importance

Renewed Ya'oh-shar-al commitment to YAH'OH and trust 

in his guidance and protection.

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