For those of you who seek truth and understanding. Many of us celebrate these evil Holidays and not the true Holy Days that we are suppose to celebrate, The MOST HIGH YAH gave us these special days to observe from generation to generation, forever. The true Holy Days are in Leviticus Chapter 23 of the bible.
Ecclesiasticus 43:6-8 From the moon is the sign of feasts, a light that decreaseth in her perfection.
6 He made the moon also to serve in her season for a declaration of times, and a sign of the world.
7 From the moon is the sign of feasts, a light that decreaseth in her perfection.
8 The month is called after her name, increasing wonderfully in her changing, being an instrument of the armies above, shining in the firmament of heaven;
This Feast Commemorated the deliverance of the Jews from Haman while they were in captivity under Persian rule. Haman (Edomite so-called white man) was promoted in rank under King Ahasuerus. During the Kingdom of Persia and Media captivity in the reign of King Ahasuerus, Haman the son of Hammedatha, the Agagite, the enemy of all the Jews from the seed of Amalek (Est.3). Due to Haman’s hatred towards Mordecia, he devised a plan against the Jews to destroy them, and had cast Purim, that is, the lot, to consume them, and to destroy them. Queen Esther (niece of Mordecai) made petition to king Ahasuerus to help deliver her people from the hands of Haman (Est. 7th). This Holy Day is celebrated by feasting and reading through the scriptures to get the history of the events that lead to the Jews being saved from their enemies by the Most High and Mordecia and Esther. It is also a time to send gifts to each other read Ester 9:19.
Ester 9:13-32 Then said Esther, If it please the king, let it be granted to the Jews which are in Shushan to do to morrow also according unto this day’s decree, and let Haman’s ten sons be hanged upon the gallows.
14 And the king commanded it so to be done: and the decree was given at Shushan; and they hanged Haman’s ten sons.
15 For the Jews that were in Shushan gathered themselves together on the fourteenth day also of the month Adar, and slew three hundred men at Shushan; but on the prey they laid not their hand.
16 But the other Jews that were in the king’s provinces gathered themselves together, and stood for their lives, and had rest from their enemies, and slew of their foes seventy and five thousand, but they laid not their hands on the prey,
17 On the thirteenth day of the month Adar; and on the fourteenth day of the same rested they, and made it a day of feasting and gladness.
18 But the Jews that were at Shushan assembled together on the thirteenth day thereof, and on the fourteenth thereof; and on the fifteenth day of the same they rested, and made it a day of feasting and gladness.
19 Therefore the Jews of the villages, that dwelt in the unwalled towns, made the fourteenth day of the month Adar a day of gladness and feasting, and a good day, and of sending portions one to another.
20 And Mordecai wrote these things, and sent letters unto all the Jews that were in all the provinces of the king Ahasuerus, both nigh and far,
21 To stablish this among them, that they should keep the fourteenth day of the month Adar, and the fifteenth day of the same, yearly,
22 As the days wherein the Jews rested from their enemies, and the month which was turned unto them from sorrow to joy, and from mourning into a good day: that they should make them days of feasting and joy, and of sending portions one to another, and gifts to the poor.
23 And the Jews undertook to do as they had begun, and as Mordecai had written unto them;
24 Because Haman the son of Hammedatha, the Agagite, the enemy of all the Jews, had devised against the Jews to destroy them, and had cast Pur, that is, the lot, to consume them, and to destroy them;
25 But when Esther came before the king, he commanded by letters that his wicked device, which he devised against the Jews, should return upon his own head, and that he and his sons should be hanged on the gallows.
26 Wherefore they called these days Purim after the name of Pur. Therefore for all the words of this letter, and of that which they had seen concerning this matter, and which had come unto them,
27 The Jews ordained, and took upon them, and upon their seed, and upon all such as joined themselves unto them, so as it should not fail, that they would keep these two days according to their writing, and according to their appointed time every year;
28 And that these days should be remembered and kept throughout every generation, every family, every province, and every city; and that these days of Purim should not fail from among the Jews, nor the memorial of them perish from their seed.
29 Then Esther the queen, the daughter of Abihail, and Mordecai the Jew, wrote with all authority, to confirm this second letter of Purim.
30 And he sent the letters unto all the Jews, to the hundred twenty and seven provinces of the kingdom of Ahasuerus, with words of peace and truth,
31 To confirm these days of Purim in their times appointed, according as Mordecai the Jew and Esther the queen had enjoined them, and as they had decreed for themselves and for their seed, the matters of the fastings and their cry.
32 And the decree of Esther confirmed these matters of Purim; and it was written in the book.
Passover / Feast Of Unleavened Bread
The Passover is a Holy Day Feast in which we remember how the MOST HIGH YAH saved our forefathers from the hard bondage (400 years) in Egypt under Pharaoh by sending great wonders and plagues, and the last one was an Angel of death or death Angel. Those who had the blood of the lamb of Israel upon their door posts would be saved from that plague, but those that did not all the first born of the Egyptians and their cattle were slain by the angel of death. We are to celebrate the Passover by making a Holy Convocation and eating lamb made with fire, bitter herbs and unleavened bread. This should be done as closely as possible to how our fathers did it in Exodus the 12th chapter. We don’t deal with the sacrificial part of the law anymore because Christ fulfilled this by dying for our sins on the cross. Read more of the Law Here. The feast of Unleavened Bread should also be celebrated by removing leaven (yeast) from your homes so we don’t consume anything with leaven for seven days. For seven days we are to feast and celebrate but the 1st and 7th day shall be a Holy Covocation (gathering) as the scripture says. Please read more about the Passover/Feast of Unleavened Bread in these scriptures: Leviticus 23:4-8, Exodus 12:1-27, Matthew 26:1-2, Numbers 9:1-7, Numbers 28:16-25, and also Deuteronomy 16:1-8.
Exodus 12:1-28 And the MOST HIGH spake unto Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt, saying,
2 This month shall be unto you the beginning of months: it shall be the first month of the year to you.
3 Speak ye unto all the congregation of Israel, saying, In the tenth day of this month they shall take to them every man a lamb, according to the house of their fathers, a lamb for an house:
4 And if the household be too little for the lamb, let him and his neighbour next unto his house take it according to the number of the souls; every man according to his eating shall make your count for the lamb.
5 Your lamb shall be without blemish, a male of the first year: ye shall take it out from the sheep, or from the goats:
6 And ye shall keep it up until the fourteenth day of the same month: and the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel shall kill it in the evening.
7 And they shall take of the blood, and strike it on the two side posts and on the upper door post of the houses, wherein they shall eat it.
8 And they shall eat the flesh in that night, roast with fire, and unleavened bread; and with bitter herbs they shall eat it.
9 Eat not of it raw, nor sodden at all with water, but roast with fire; his head with his legs, and with the purtenance thereof.
10 And ye shall let nothing of it remain until the morning; and that which remaineth of it until the morning ye shall burn with fire.
11 And thus shall ye eat it; with your loins girded, your shoes on your feet, and your staff in your hand; and ye shall eat it in haste: it is the YAH’S passover.
12 For I will pass through the land of Egypt this night, and will smite all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both man and beast; and against all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgment: I am the MOST HIHG.
13 And the blood shall be to you for a token upon the houses where ye are: and when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and the plague shall
not be upon you to destroy you, when I smite the land of Egypt.
14 And this day shall be unto you for a memorial; and ye shall keep it a feast to the LORD throughout your generations; ye shall keep it a feast by an ordinance for ever.
15 Seven days shall ye eat unleavened bread; even the first day ye shall put away leaven out of your houses: for whosoever eateth leavened bread from the first day until the seventh day, that soul shall be cut off from Israel.
16 And in the first day there shall be an holy convocation, and in the seventh day there shall be an holy convocation to you; no manner of work
shall be done in them, save that which every man must eat, tha only may be done of you.
17 And ye shall observe the feast of unleavened bread; for in this selfsame day have I brought your armies out of the land of Egypt: therefore
shall ye observe this day in your generations by an ordinance for ever.
18 In the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month at even, ye shall eat unleavened bread, until the one and twentieth day of the month at even.
19 Seven days shall there be no leaven found in your houses: for whosoever eateth that which is leavened, even that soul shall be cut off from
the congregation of Israel, whether he be a stranger, or born in the land.
20 Ye shall eat nothing leavened; in all your habitations shall ye eat unleavened bread.
21 Then Moses called for all the elders of Israel, and said unto them, Draw out and take you a lamb according to your families, and kill the passover.
22 And ye shall take a bunch of hyssop, and dip it in the blood that is in the bason, and strike the lintel and the two side posts with the blood that is in the bason; and none of you shall go out at the door of his house until the morning.
23 For the MOST HIGH will pass through to smite the Egyptians; and when he seeth the blood upon the lintel, and on the two side posts, the MOST HIGH will
pass over the door, and will not suffer the destroyer to come in unto your houses to smite you.
24 And ye shall observe this thing for an ordinance to thee and to thy sons forever.
25 And it shall come to pass, when ye be come to the land which the MOST HIGH will give you, according as he hath promised, that ye shall keep this
26 And it shall come to pass, when your children shall say unto you, What mean ye by this service?
27 That ye shall say, It is the sacrifice of the YAH’S passover, who passed over the houses of the children of Israel in Egypt, when he smote the
Egyptians, and delivered our houses. And the people bowed the head and worshipped.
28 And the children of Israel went away, and did as the h MOST HIGH commanded Moses and Aaron, so did they.
Feast Of the First Fruits
The Feast of the First Fruits is celebrated after the day of the Passover, seven Sabbaths later is the feast of Pentecost also called the Feast of Weeks. The children of Israel would offer a free will offering unto the MOST HIGH according to how much he had blessed their harvest with increase. This was celebrated by offering the first fruits of all that was produced and bringing them to the Levites for a free will offering to the Most High. This was a time when all Israel would gather in Jerusalem to celebrate the Holy Convocation. In today’s world we would celebrate this Holy Day by feasting and remembering the feast of First Fruits (Pentecost) in which the Disciples received the gift of the Holy Spirit. Please read more about the Feast of the First Fruits in these scriptures: Deuteronomy 16:9-12, Acts 2:1-11, and Leviticus 23:9-22.
Exodus 23:16 And the feast of harvest, the firstfruits of thy labours, which thou hast sown in the field: and the feast of ingathering, which is in the end of the year, when thou hast gathered in thy labours out of the field.
Exodus 34:22 And thou shalt observe the feast of weeks, of the firstfruits of wheat harvest, and the feast of ingathering at the year’s end.
Memorial Of Blowing Trumpets
The Memorial of Blowing the Trumpets is when the children of Israel would blow the trumpets at the beginnings of Months and to go to war they would sound or blow the trumpet and the Most High would remember them before they go to war and would save them from their enemies. We are to celebrate this Holy Day by having a Holy Convocation and to feast unto the Most High. Please read more about the Memorial of Blowing Trumpets in these scriptures: Numbers 29:1-6, Numbers 10:9-10, Maccabees 2:5-8. Deuteronomy 16:13-16
Leviticus 23:23-25 And the MOST HIGH spake unto Moses, saying,
24 Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, In the seventh month, in the first day of the month, shall ye have a sabbath, a memorial of blowing of trumpets, an holy convocation.
25 Ye shall do no servile work therein: but ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto the MOST HIGH.
Day Of Atonement
The Day of Atonement is a day that the Most High requires the Israelites to fast or afflict their souls, this is done once a year to make an atonement for the sins they had committed the whole year. The Day of Atonement is observed on the Seventh month 10th day by having a Sabbath and every soul must be afflicted (Fast). It is a Holy Convocation throughout your generations. We are to celebratete this Holy Day by having a Holy Convocation in which we do no servile work and we are to afflict our souls with fasting and prayer. Please read more about the Day of At tonement in these scriptures: Numbers 29:7-11, Isaiah Chapter 58, and Matthew 6:16-18.
Leviticus 23:26-32 And the HIGH spake unto Moses, saying,
27 Also on the tenth day of this seventh month there shall be a day of atonement: it shall be an holy convocation unto you; and ye shall afflict your souls, and offer an offering made by fire unto the MOST HIGH.
28 And ye shall do no work in that same day: for it is a day of atonement, to make an atonement for you before the MOST HIGH your YAH.
29 For whatsoever soul it be that shall not be afflicted in that same day, he shall be cut off from among his people.
30 And whatsoever soul it be that doeth any work in that same day, the same soul will I destroy from among his people.
31 Ye shall do no manner of work: it shall be a statute for ever throughout your generations in all your dwellings.
32 It shall be unto you a sabbath of rest, and ye shall afflict your souls: in the ninth day of of the month at even, from even unto even, shall ye celebrate your sabbath.
Feast Of Tabernacles
The Feast of Tabernacles is a feast that the Most High requires Israel to have a celebration to commemorate their wandering in the wilderness for forty years. The First day is a Sabbath and the last day is a Sabbath. The Most HIgh required Israel to dwell in booths made out of boughs of trees and branches of palm trees, to commemorate our dwelling in booths in the wilderness. The first and the eight day are to be a Holy Convocations. Please read more about the Feast of Tabernacles in these scriptures: Deuteronomy 16:13-16, and 2 Maccabees 2:5-8.
Leviticus 23:33-44 And the MOST HIGH spake unto Moses, saying,
34 Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, The fifteenth day of this seventh month shall be the feast of tabernacles for seven days unto the MOST HIGH.
35 On the first day shall be an holy convocation: ye shall do no servile work therein.
36 Seven days ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto the MOST HIGH: on the eighth day shall be an holy convocation unto you; and ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto the LORD: it is a solemn assembly; and ye shall do no servile work therein.
37 These are the feasts of the MOST HIGH, which ye shall proclaim to be holy convocations, to offer an offering made by fire unto the MOST HIGH, a burnt offering, and a meat offering, a sacrifice, and drink offerings, every thing upon his day:
38 Beside the sabbaths of the MOST HIGH, and beside your gifts, and beside all your vows, and beside all your freewill offerings, which ye give unto the MOST HIGH.
39 Also in the fifteenth day of the seventh month, when ye have gathered in the fruit of the land, ye shall keep a feast unto the MOST HIGH seven days: on the first day shall be a sabbath, and on the eighth day shall be a sabbath.
40 And ye shall take you on the first day the boughs of goodly trees, branches of palm trees, and the boughs of thick trees, and willows of the brook; and ye shall rejoice before the MOST HIGH your YAH seven days.
41 And ye shall keep it a feast unto the MOST HIGH seven days in the year. It shall be a statute for ever in your generations: ye shall celebrate it in the seventh month.
42 Ye shall dwell in booths seven days; all that are Israelites born shall dwell in booths:
43 That your generations may know that I made the children of Israel to dwell in booths, when I brought them out of the land of Egypt: I am the MOST HIGH your YAH.
44 And Moses declared unto the children of Israel the feasts of the YAH.
Hanukkah / Feast of Dedication
The Feast of Dedication is a Holy Day in remembrance of that and how Jonathan Maccabee lead our people into fighting against this tyranny of the Greeks and us rededicating the temple to the Most High once we gained control over our land again. During the time of the Maccabees after Antiochus and the Greeks had defiled the temple of the Most High and made it law that the children of Israel could no longer follow the commandments of the Most High. They began to profane the temple by Greeks sacrificing swine and other abominations in the temple. We are to celebrate this feast by having a Holy Convocation to the Most High YAH. Please read more about Hanukkah / Feast of Dedication (Feast of Lights) in these scriptures: 1 Maccabees 4:52-59, 2 Maccabees Chapter 4th.
Hanukkah – A dedication.
John 10:22 And it was at Jerusalem the feast of the dedication, and it was winter