The Sabbath principle is seen in each of these feasts, which are intended to express the divine-human relationship. Each feast requires (1) cessation from ordinary work and (2) dedication to the Lord by means of offerings.
|Feast||Reference||General time of year||Specific time of year||Modern equivalent||Significance|
|Passover*||23:4–8||Spring||14th of first month (Abib)||March/April (Easter)||Salvation|
|Firstfruits||23:9–14||Spring||16th of first month (Abib)||March/April (Easter)||Dedication|
|Weeks||23:15–21||Spring||1st of third month (Sivan)||Pentecost||Dedication|
|Trumpets||23:23–25||Fall||1st of seventh month (Tishri)||September||Solemn assembly; spiritual preparation|
|Day of Atonement||23:26–32||Fall||10th of seventh month (Tishri)||September/October||Redemption|
|Booths||23:33–36||Fall||15th–22nd of seventh month (Tishri)||September/October||Joyful remembrance of the Lord’s historic guidance|
*The Feast of Unleavened Bread directly follows Passover, 15th–21st days of the month.