High Holy Days Calendar 2023/2024
Welcome to our Israelite High Holy Day calendar page! We are thrilled to have you join us as we celebrate some of the most significant moments in our faith. These holy days are deeply rooted in our history and traditions and offer us an opportunity to reflect on our past, present, and future. We hope that this calendar will serve as a helpful guide as you navigate through the various dates, festivals, and observances throughout the year. May these holy days bring peace, joy, and renewal to you and your loved ones. Shalam!
High Holy Days Calendar
New Year 1st day of the 1st biblical month.
Yahawah marked this month the first of months. Exodus 12:
Dates: 21st March 2023
Purim 14th day of the 12th biblical month.
Commemorating the survival of the Israelites who, in the 5th-century BCE, were marked for death by their Persian rulers. It relates to the story in the biblical Book of Esther. Esther 9.
Dates: March 7, 2023
Passover 14th Day of the 1st biblical month.
Passover commemorates the Biblical story of Exodus where Yahawah freed the Israelites from slavery in Egypt. Exodus 12, Leviticus 23:5.
Dates: April 4, 2023
Feast of Unleavened Bread 15th day of the 1st biblical month.
Similar to the Passover, this is a feast of commemoration, to remember our deliverance from Egypt. We purge leaven from our midst and sacrifice daily to Yahawah. Leviticus 23:6-8
Dates April 5 – April 12, 2023
Feast of First fruits 16th day of the 1st biblical month.
On this holiday, the Ancient Israelites were commanded to bring their first fruits to the Temple as an offering. Leviticus 23:10-14
Dates: April 6 2023
Feast of Weeks 50 days after Feast of Firstfruits
In the Bible, the Feast of Weeks marks the wheat harvest in the ancient Land of Israel. Exodus 34:22
Date May 26 2023
Feast of Trumpets 1st day of the 7th biblical month.
The blowing of the shofar calls us to attention in fear and reverence of Yahawah’s holiness and sovereignty in preparation and warning of His coming judgment. Leviticus 23:23-25
Dates: September 15, 2023
Day of Atonement 10th day of the 7th biblical month.
On this day, Israelites fast and ask Yahawah for forgiveness for our sins. Leviticus 23:26-32
Dates: September 25, 2023
Feast of Tabernacles 15th day of the 7th biblical month.
A time of joyous celebration as the Israelites celebrated God’s continued provision for them in the current harvest and remembered His provision and protection during the 40 years in the wilderness. Leviticus 23:33-44
Dates: September 30 – October 7, 2023
Chanukkah 25th day of the 9th month.
The eight-day Israelite celebration known as Hanukkah or Chanukah commemorates the rededication during the second century B.C. of the Second Temple in Jerusalem, where according to history, Jews had risen against their Greek-Syrian oppressors in the Maccabean Revolt. 1 Maccabees
Date: December 8 – December 16, 2023