God's Annual Festivals

God's Annual Festivals

The Holy Days — God's Master Plan

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* Passover Feast of Unleavened Bread Day of Pentecost Feast of Trumpets
Old Testament meaning
A lamb was sacrificed and its blood placed around the doors of Israelite houses in Egypt, which God "passed over" when slaying the Egyptian firstborn. (Leviticus 23:5) A seven-day festival during which leavening (such as yeast, which causes bread to rise when baking) is put out of dwellings and is not eaten. (Leviticus 23:6-14) A day celebrating the gathering in of the first and smaller of the two annual harvests; observed 50 days from a fixed point in the previous Feast. (Leviticus 23:15-22) Called Rosh Hashana by the Jews; a day of rejoicing marked by the blowing of trumpets. (Leviticus 23:23-25)
New Testament meaning
Pictures Jesus Christ's shedding His blood for the sins of mankind. Pictures the Christian's duty to "put out sin" from a life yielded to Jesus Christ. Pictures the Christian's receiving God's Holy Spirit. Pictures a time of war and plagues, concluding with Jesus Christ's Second Coming.
2015 Apr 3 Apr 4 - 10 May 24 Sep 14
2016 Apr 22 Apr 23 - 29 June 12 Oct 3
2017 Apr 10 Apr 11 - 17 June 4 Sept 21
2018 Mar 30 Mar 31 - Apr 6 May 20 Sept 10
2019 Apr 19 Apr 20 - 26 Jun 9 Sept 30
2020 Apr 8 Apr 9 - 15 May 31 Sept 19
2021 Mar 27 Mar 28 - Apr 3 May 16 Sept 7
2022 Apr 15 Apr 16 - Apr 22 Jun 5 Sept 26
2023 Apr 5 Apr 6 - Apr 12 May 28 Sept 16
2024 Apr 22 Apr 23 - 29 Jun 16 Oct 3
2025 Apr 12 Apr 13 - 19 Jun 1 Sept 23

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Day of Atonement Feast of Tabernacles Last Great Day
Old Testament meaning
A day of fasting and repentance, known to the Jews as Yom Kippur (Leviticus 23:26-32) A seven-day celebration of the great fall harvest, observed by living in temporary dwellings for the duration of the Feast. (Leviticus 23:33-43) Adjacent to the Feast of Tabernacles, this eighth day is considered a separate Feast. (Leviticus 23:36, 39)
New Testament meaning
Pictures the binding of Satan at the beginning of the Millennium and the world becoming at one with God. Pictures the Millennium, when the earth will be ruled by Jesus Christ and His saints. Pictures the coming "Great White Throne Judgment" at which all of humanity not previously called will have the chance to hear the True Gospel and accept salvation.
2015 Sep 23 Sep 28 - Oct 4 Oct 5
2016 Oct 12 Oct 17 - 23 Oct 24
2017 Sept 30 Oct 5 - 11 Oct 12
2018 Sept 19 Sept 24 - 30 Oct 1
2019 Oct 9 Oct 14 - 20 Oct 21
2020 Sept 28 Oct 3 - 9 Oct 10
2021 Sept 16 Sept 21 - 27 Sept 28
2022 Oct 5 Oct 10 - 16 Oct 17
2023 Sept 25 Sept 30 - Oct 6 Oct 7
2024 Oct 12 Oct 17 - 23 Oct 24
2025 Oct 2 Oct 7 - 13 Oct 14

* Observed the previous evening after sunset