"The LORD (YHWH) said to Moses, "Speak to the Israelites and say to them: These are My appointed feasts, the appointed feasts of the LORD, which you are to proclaim as sacred assemblies."
-Leviticus 23: 1-2

The Lord's Passover (Pesach) 2011
Begins at sundown on Monday, April 18th
Ends at sundown on Tuesday, April 19th

This festival is in remembrance of Israel's deliverance out of Egyptian bondage (Exodus 13-16; Leviticus 23: 4-8). It also represents the death of Jesus (Yeshua) on the cross. Passover (Pesach) is the day preceding the beginning of The Feast of Unleavened Bread (Hag HaMatzah) when Jesus (Yeshua) the "Passover Lamb" is sacrificed for the sins of the world (1 Cor. 5:7-8).

Feast of Unleavened Bread (Hag HaMatzah) 2011
Begins at sundown on Tuesday, April 19th
Ends at sundown on Tuesday, April 26th

This festival commemorates the exodus of the Isarelites out of Egypt (Exodus 9-12). It also represents the burial of Yeshua and the three days and three nights He spent in the grave (Matt. 12:38-40). The Feast of Unleavened Bread (Hag HaMatzah) is a seven day festival, the first day of which is a High Sabbath

Feast of First Fruits (Yom HaBikkurim) 2011
Begins at sundown on Saturday, April 23rd
Ends at sundown on Sunday, April 24th

The Hebrew word bikkurim (first fruits) is derived from the same root as bekhor, (firstborn). Just as the firstborn of man and animals belonged to the the Lord, the first fruits of the grains to ripen each season, were also to be brought as an offering to the Lord. It also represents the resurrection of Jesus (Yeshua) (1 Cor. 15:20-23). The Festival of First Fruits (Bikkurim) is celebrated on the first day after the weekly Sabbath (Shabbat) that occurs during the festival of Unleavened Bread (Hag HaMatzah).

Pentecost (Shavuot) 2011
Begins at sundown on Saturday, June 11th
Ends at sundown on Sunday, June 12thrd

Traditionally, Pentecost (Shavuot) is to commemorate the giving of Torah at Mount Sinai and the Lords Marriage to Israel (Exodus 19). It also represents the pouring out of the Holy Spirit (Ruach HaKodesh) (Acts 2). Additionally, it refers to the former rain, and is also a rehersal for the latter rain (Hosea 6:3).

Feast of Trumpets (Yom Teruah) 2011
Begins at sundown on Wednesday, September 28th
Ends at sundown on Thursday, September 29th

Traditionally, this is celebrated over two days as this is the only festival that begins on a new moon. Historically this event had to be witnessed (seen) first by the priests, and then declared. If it was cloudy this was impossible so thus started the tradition of celebrating it over two days, just to make sure. This is also where the phrase "The day and the hour no one knows" came into use. It is a direct reference to the Feast Of Trumpets.

The Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur) 2011
Begins at sundown on Friday, October 7th
Ends at sundown on Saturday, October 8th

This is the day when the "High Priest" entered the Holy of Holies to offer the sacrifice for the cleansing of the people's sins (Exodus 25). This is also the Day of Messiah's Second Coming (Zech 14:4). It immediately follows the 40 days of repentance (Teshuvah) beginning Elul 1 and is also referred to as "Judgement Day" when the final verdict is sealed. "The Great Trumpet"

The Feast of Tabernacles (Sukkot) 2011
Begins at sundown on Wednesday, October 12th
Ends at sundown on Wednesday, October 19th

This festival is to remember the entering the Promised Land and to commemorate the Israelites "Tabernacling with the Lord". This was also a time of great rejoicing (Joshua: 4). This is also the beginning of the Messianic era. The establishment of the millennial kingdom (Athid Lavo). Jesus (Yeshua) was also born during this festival. Zechariah 14:16-19 says this feast must be kept during the "Millenial Reign". Isaiah 66:22-23 says that 7th day Sabbath (Shabbat) will be observed during this time as well. (An interesting dilemma for dispensationalists.) The first day of Tabernacles is a High Sabbath, and the eighth day, (Shemini Atzeret) listed below, is also a High Sabbath (Leviticus 23:39).

The Eighth Day (Shemini Atzeret 2011
Begins at sundown on Thursday, October 20th
Ends at sundown on Friday, October 21st

Shemini Atzeret occurs immediately following the Feast of Tabernacles and literally means "the assembly of the eighth (day)." Tradition says that the Lord is like a host, who invites us for a specified time, but when the time comes for us to leave, He has enjoyed himself so much that He asks us to stay another day. It is often combined with The Feast of Tabernacles into an eighth day celebration. It is also a High Sabbath (Leviticus 23:39).

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