God’s Calendar

We are used to using the Roman Calendar, with it’s January and February etc. But are you used to God’s own calendar? When the Bible talks about Nisan we need to check that Nisan is legtimate. That’s what this page is all about. Remember, each day begins and ends at sunset.

We don’t celebrate Christmas or Easter because they are not in the Bible (try finding them!), but we celebrate God’s own Festivals which in 2024 are:

Passover *++Nisan 14
Feast of Unleavened Bread *Nisan 15-21
Pentecost*Sivan 10
Feast of Trumpets*Tishri 1
Day of Atonement*Tisri 10
Feast of Tabernacles*Tishri 15-21
The Eighth Day*Tishri 22
* Begins evening before; ++ Observed evening before 

So, try and find them in the calendars below. They are all there!

The other thing I’d like to cover is the death of Jesus on the cross. Tradition says it was on the Friday, but that would contradict the Bibilcal saying that He was in the grave for 3 days and 3 nights. The “three days and three nights” of Matthew 12:40 are reckoned as follows: late Wednesday (Night 1), early Thursday (Day 1), late Thursday (Night 2), early Friday (Day 2), late Friday (Night 3), early Saturday (Day 3). So Jesus was crucified on a Wednesday. It’s because the Thursday was a Sabbath day, the Sabbath day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread. Have a look at the following image: