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Bible Feasts Calendar 2013-2017

Dates of Jewish Holidays and Feasts in the Bible

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This Bible feasts calendar (below) covers the dates of Jewish holidays and feasts from 2013-2017. Compare Gregorian calendar dates with the Jewish calendar. Also learn important facts about each of the major feasts of the Bible.

Today most western nations use the Gregorian calendar, which is a solar calendar. It is called the Gregorian calendar because it was established in 1582 by Pope Gregory VIII. The Jewish calendar is based on both solar and lunar movements. Since the Jewish day begins and ends at sunset, the holidays begin at sundown on the evening of the previous day. The New Year of the Jewish calendar begins on Rosh Hashanah (September or October). An easy way to calculate the Jewish calendar year is to add 3761 to the Gregorian calendar year.

Paul said in Colossians 2:16-17 that these festivals and celebrations were actually a shadow of the things to come through Christ. And though as Christians we may not commemorate these holidays in the traditional biblical sense, as we discover the significance of each, we will certainly gain a greater knowledge of God's Word, an improved understanding of the Bible, and a deeper relationship with the Lord.

The Jewish name for each holiday is linked to in-depth information on About.com's Judaism site. The Bible Feast name links to a detailed profile of each holiday from a Christian perspective, explaining the biblical basis, traditional observances, seasons, facts, and an interesting section revealing the fulfillment of the Messiah, Jesus Christ through each of the feasts.

Also: "Seasons of Faith" Christian Holiday Calendar.

Bible Feasts Calendar 2013-2017

Bible Feasts Calendar
Year 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Holiday Holidays begin at sundown on the evening of the previous day.
Feast of Lots
(Purim)
Feb
24-25
Mar
16-17
March
5-6
Mar
24-25
Mar
12-13
Passover
(Pesach)
Mar
26
April
15
April
4
April
23
April
11
Feast of Weeks or Pentecost (Shavuot) May
15
June
4
May
24
June
12
May
31
Jewish Year 5774 5775 5776 5777 5778
Feast of Trumpets or New Year (Rosh Hashanah) Sept
5-6
Sept
25-26
Sept
14-15
Oct
3-4
Sept
21-22
Day of Atonement
(Yom Kippur)
Sept
14
Oct
4
Sept
23
Oct
12
Sept
30
Feast of Tabernacles
(Sukkot)
Sept
19
Oct
9
Sept
28
Oct
17
Oct
5
Rejoicing in the Torah
(Simchat Torah)
Sept
27
Oct
17
Oct
6
Oct
25
Oct
13
Feast of Dedication
(Hanukkah)
Nov
28
Dec
17
Dec
7
Dec
25
Dec
13

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