Calendar

Feast Days for 2016/2017 (5777/5778)

There are several Biblical feasts and celebrations, or Moedim and Chagim, that we all strive to fellowship on in accordance to the Scriptures. Below is a list of the feasts and the dates for your reference. It is important to note that each day is from sunset to sunset, so the feast STARTS at sunset the day prior. We have also included the traditional festivals of Chanukah and Purim.

Feast (English) Feast (Hebrew) Gregorian Calendar Date Hebrew Calendar Date
Feast of Dedication Chanukah December 12-20, 2017 Kislev 25-Tevet 3
Purim Purim March 1, 2018 Adar 14
Passover Pesach March 30, 2018 Aviv 14
Feast of Unleavened Bread Chag HaMatzot March 31-April 6, 2018 Aviv 15-21
First Fruits Bikkurim April 1, 2018 Aviv 16
Feast of Weeks Shavuot May 20, 2018 Sivan 6
Day of Trumpets Yom HaTeruah September 10, 2017 Tishrei 1
Day of Atonements Yom Hakippurim September 19, 2017 Tishrei 10
Feast of Booths Sukkot September 24-30, 2018 Tishrei 15-21
Feast of the Eighth Day Shemini Atzeret October 1, 2018 Tishrei 22

The Seven Annual Shabbats

These are the days that you need to plan to take off from work.

Annual Shabbat Day (English) Gregorian Calendar Date
First Day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread March 31, 2018
Last Day of the Feast of Unleaved Bread April 6, 2018
Shavuot May 20, 2018
Day of Trumpets September 10, 2018
Day of Atonements September 19, 2018
First Day of Sukkot September 24, 2018
The Eighth Day October 1, 2018

Other Important Dates

These dates are not Biblical feasts, but they are worthy of observance

Annual Shabbat Day (English) Gregorian Calendar Date
Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Memorial Day) April 12, 2018
Yom HaZikaron (Israel’s Memorial Day) April 18, 2018
Yom HaAtzmaut (Israel Independence Day) April 19, 2018
Yom Yerushalayim (Jerusalem Day) April 13, 2018
Tisha BeAv (9th of Av) July 22, 2018

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