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 2019/2020, as sighted from Jerusalem, Israel:

Month        True New Moon Date  

 1  Abib           Eve Sunday, April 7
 2  Iyar            Eve Monday, May 6
 3  Sivan         Eve Wednesday, June 5
 4  Tammuz   Eve Thursday, July 4
 5  Av              Eve Friday, August 2
 6  Elul            Eve Shabbat, August 31
 7  Tishri         Eve Sunday, September 29
 8  Cheshvan  Eve Tuesday, October 29
 9  Kislev        Eve Wednesday, November 27
10 Tevet        Eve Friday, December 27
11 Shevat      Eve Shabbat, January 25, 2020
12 Adar          Eve Monday, February 24
 1  Abib           Eve Wednesday,  March 25

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Dates may vary based upon actual visual confirmation of the new crescent moon sighted in Israel

Spring Holy Days                     New Moon Sighted, Eve Sunday, April 7 (certain visibility in Israel). Aviv 1st Monday April 8
​Passover Seder                           Evening of Sunday, Abib 14, April 21 (at sunset)
1st Day Unleavened Bread        Monday, Abib 15, April 22 (April 21 at sunset) 
Wave Sheaf Offering                  Tuesday, Abib 16, April 23 – Omer Counting Begins (16th of Abib)
7th Day Unleavened Bread        Sunday, Abib 21, April 28 (April 27 at sunset)
Pentecost (Shavuot)                   Tuesday, Sivan 6, June 11 – Omer Counting Ends (50th day!) (June 10 at sunset)

Fall Holy Days                          New Moon Sighted, Eve Sunday, September 29
Trumpets (Yom Teruah)             Tishri 1, Monday, September 30 (September 29 at sunset) 
Atonement (Yom Kippur)           Tishri 10, Wednesday, October 9 (October 8 at sunset)
1st Day Tabernacles (Sukkot)   Tishri 15, Monday, October 14 (October 13 at sunset)
7th Day Tabernacles (Sukkot)   Tishri 21, Sunday, October 20 (October 19 at sunset)
8th Day Shemini Atzeret            Tishri 22, Monday, October 21 (October 20 at sunset)
​(Last Great Day)
Jerusalem Time
8 hours ahead