New Moons and Holy Days

Yahweh’s True Calendar is really so simple a child can understand it. We observe the New Moon of Abib (also called Nisan) by first observing the state of the barley in the fields around Jerusalem. This is done a few days before the New Moon. If the barley is “abib” (meaning, nearing the time for harvest, i.e., ripening stage ), then the coming New Moon begins the month of Abib. If the barley is not yet “abib,” then the New Moon begins the 13th month called Adar II. No need for esoteric and complicated mathematical formulae which only the “initiated” can understand fully. Yahweh plainly declares, "Observe the month of Abib, and keep the passover unto thy Elohim: for in the month of Abib thy Elohim brought thee forth out of Egypt by night."  (Deut. 16:1)


Projected New Moon Dates 2017/2018, as sighted from Jerusalem, Israel:

Month        True New Moon Date  

Abib          Eve Wednesday, March 29
Iyar            Eve Thursday, April 27
Sivan         Eve Shabbat, May 27
Tammuz    Eve Sunday, June 25
Av              Eve Monday, July 24
Elul            Eve Wednesday, August 23
Tishri         Eve Thursday, September 21
Cheshvan   Eve Shabbat, October 21
Kislev        Eve Sunday, November 19
Tevet          Eve Tuesday, December 19
Shevat        Eve Thursday, January 18, 2018
Adar           Eve Shabbat, February 17
Abib           Eve Sunday,  March 18

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Spring Holy Days                     New Moon Sighted, Eve Wednesday, March 29 (certain visibility in Israel)
​Passover Seder                           Evening of Wednesday, Abib 14, April 12 (after sunset)
1st Day Unleavened Bread        Thursday, Abib 15, April 13 
Wave Sheaf Offering                 Friday, Abib 16, April 14 – Omer Counting Begins (16th of Abib)
7th Day Unleavened Bread        Wednesday, Abib 21, April 19
Pentecost (Shavuot)                   Friday, Sivan 6, June 2 – Omer Counting Ends (50th day!) 

Fall Holy Days                          New Moon Sighted, Eve Thursday, September 21
Trumpets (Yom Teruah)             Tishri 1, Friday, September 22 
Atonement (Yom Kippur)          Tishri 10, Sunday, October 1
1st Day Tabernacles (Sukkot)    Tishri 15, Friday, October 6
7th Day Tabernacles (Sukkot)    Tishri 21, Thursday, October 12
8th Day (Shemini Atzeret)         Tishri 22, Friday, October 13

Jerusalem Time
8 hours ahead