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 2022/2023, as sighted from Jerusalem, Israel:

Month        True New Moon Date  

 1  Abib           Eve Shabbat, April 2
 2  Iyar            Eve Monday, May 2
 3  Sivan         Eve Tuesday, May 31
 4  Tammuz    Eve Thursday, June 30
 5  Av              Eve Shabbat, July 30
 6  Elul            Eve Sunday, August 28
 7  Tishri         Eve Tuesday, September 27
 8  Cheshvan  Eve Wednesday, October 26
 9  Kislev         Eve Friday, November 25
10 Tevet         Eve Shabbat, December 24
11 Shevat      Eve Monday, January 23, 2023
12 Adar          Eve Tuesday, February 21
  1 Abib          Eve Wednesday, March 22
  2 Iyar            Eve Friday, April 21

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Dates may vary based upon actual visual confirmation of the new crescent moon sighted in Israel
                                                   Barley sighted in the Aviv (ripening) stage
Spring Holy Days                     New Moon Sighted, Eve Shabbat, April 2 (certain visibility in Israel). Aviv 1st Sunday, April 3
​Passover Seder                           Evening of Shabbat, Abib 14, April 16 (at sunset)
1st Day Unleavened Bread        Sunday, Abib 15, April 17 (April 16 at sunset) 
Wave Sheaf Offering                  Monday, Abib 16, April 18 – Omer Counting Begins (16th of Abib)
7th Day Unleavened Bread        Shabbat, Abib 21, April 4 (April 23 at sunset)
Pentecost (Shavuot)                   Monday, Sivan 6, June 6 – Omer Counting Ends (50th day!) (June 5 at sunset)

Fall Holy Days                          New Moon Sighted, Eve Wednesday, September 8
Trumpets (Yom Teruah)             Tishri 1, Wednesday, September 28 (September 27 at sunset) 
Atonement (Yom Kippur)           Tishri 10, Friday, October 7 (October 6 at sunset)
1st Day Tabernacles (Sukkot)   Tishri 15, Wednesday, October 12 (October 11 at sunset)
7th Day Tabernacles (Sukkot)   Tishri 21, Tuesday, October 18 (October 17 at sunset)
8th Day Shemini Atzeret            Tishri 22, Wednesday, October 19 (October 18 at sunset)
​(Last Great Day)
Jerusalem Time
8 hours ahead