Seven Feastdays are mentioned in teh Bible and they are:
- 1/ PREPARATION PASSOVER, PASSOVER Exodus 12 1-14,
- 2/ UNLEAVENED BREAD Exodus12:14-20,
- 3/ PENTECOST Leviticus 23-15:22, Acts 2:1-21.,
- 4/ DAY OF THE TRUMPETS Leviticus 23:23-25,
- 5/ DAY OF ATONEMENT Leviticus 23:26-32
- 6/ FEAST OF THE TABERNACLES Leviticus 23-33:44
- 7/ PURIM Esther 9:17-32
There is no mention in the Bible of what is known as “Christmas”. It is just a pagan 12-day celebration of sun worship and winter solstice. The axial tilt of the earth is the furthest away from the sun. The Northern Hemisphere corresponds with the first day of winter. A Christmas tree/wreath and all other Christmas decorations originate from these pagan religions and cults.
Jeremiah 10:3-4 3/ For the customs of the people are vain: for one cutteth a tree out of the forest, the work of the hands of the workman, with the axe. 4/ They deck it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and with hammers, that it move not.
1/ PREPARATION PASSOVER, PASSOVER Exodus 12:1-14
Exodus 12 1:14 1/ And the LORD 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 LORD’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 LORD. 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.
1/ Observe the month of Abib, and keep the passover unto the LORD thy God: for in the month of Abib the LORD thy God brought thee forth out of Egypt by night. 2/ Thou shalt therefore sacrifice the passover unto the LORD thy God, of the flock and the herd, in the place which the LORD shall choose to place his name there.
2/ UNLEAVEND BREAD Exodus 12:14-20
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, that 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.
4/ These are the feasts of the LORD, even holy convocations, which ye shall proclaim in their seasons. 5/ In the fourteenth day of the first month at even is the LORD’S passover. 6/ And on the fifteenth day of the same month is the feast of unleavened bread unto the LORD: seven days ye must eat unleavened bread. 7/ In the first day ye shall have an holy convocation: ye shall do no servile work therein. 8 But ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto the LORD seven days: in the seventh day is an holy convocation: ye shall do no servile work therein.
3/ PENTECOST Leviticus 23-15:22, Acts 2:1-21
15/ And ye shall count unto you from the morrow after the sabbath, from the day that ye brought the sheaf of the wave offering; seven sabbaths shall be complete: 16/ Even unto the morrow after the seventh sabbath shall ye number fifty days; and ye shall offer a new meat offering unto the LORD. 17/ Ye shall bring out of your habitations two wave loaves of two tenth deals: they shall be of fine flour; they shall be baken with leaven; they are the firstfruits unto the LORD. 18/ And ye shall offer with the bread seven lambs without blemish of the first year, and one young bullock, and two rams: they shall be for a burnt offering unto the LORD, with their meat offering, and their drink offerings, even an offering made by fire, of sweet savour unto the LORD. 19/ Then ye shall sacrifice one kid of the goats for a sin offering, and two lambs of the first year for a sacrifice of peace offerings. 20/ And the priest shall wave them with the bread of the firstfruits for a wave offering before the LORD, with the two lambs: they shall be holy to the LORD for the priest. 21/ And ye shall proclaim on the selfsame day, that it may be an holy convocation unto you: ye shall do no servile work therein: it shall be a statute for ever in all your dwellings throughout your generations.
22/ And when ye reap the harvest of your land, thou shalt not make clean riddance of the corners of thy field when thou reapest, neither shalt thou gather any gleaning of thy harvest: thou shalt leave them unto the poor, and to the stranger: I am the LORD your God.
Acts 2:1-21 Pentecost Fifty days after the Resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ. Ten days after Ascension Day.
1/ And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. 2/ And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. 3/ And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. 4/ And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance. 5/ And there were dwelling at Jerusalem Jews, devout men, out of every nation under heaven. 6/ Now when this was noised abroad, the multitude came together, and were confounded, because that every man heard them speak in his own language. 7/ And they were all amazed and marvelled, saying one to another, Behold, are not all these which speak Galilæans? 8/ And how hear we every man in our own tongue, wherein we were born? 9/ Parthians, and Medes, and Elamites, and the dwellers in Mesopotamia, and in Judaea, and Cappadocia, in Pontus, and Asia, 10/ Phrygia, and Pamphylia, in Egypt, and in the parts of Libya about Cyrene, and strangers of Rome, Jews and proselytes, 11/ Cretes and Arabians, we do hear them speak in our tongues the wonderful works of God. 12/ And they were all amazed, and were in doubt, saying one to another, What meaneth this? 13/ Others mocking said, These men are full of new wine.
14/ But Peter, standing up with the eleven, lifted up his voice, and said unto them, Ye men of Judaea, and all ye that dwell at Jerusalem, be this known unto you, and hearken to my words: 15/ For these are not drunken, as ye suppose, seeing it is but the third hour of the day. 16/ But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel; 17/ And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams: 18/ And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy: 19/ And I will shew wonders in heaven above, and signs in the earth beneath; blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke: 20/ The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before that great and notable day of the Lord come:
4/DAY OF THE TRUMPETS Leviticus 23:23-25
23/ And the LORD 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 LORD.
5/ DAY OF ATONEMENT Leviticus 23:26-32
26/ And the LORD 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 LORD. 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 LORD your God. 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 the month at even, from even unto even, shall ye celebrate your sabbath.
6/ FEAST OF THE TABERNACLES Leviticus 23-34:44
33/ And the LORD 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 LORD. 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 LORD: 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 LORD, which ye shall proclaim to be holy convocations, to offer an offering made by fire unto the LORD, a burnt offering, and a meat offering, a sacrifice, and drink offerings, every thing upon his day: 38/ Beside the sabbaths of the LORD, and beside your gifts, and beside all your vows, and beside all your freewill offerings, which ye give unto the LORD. 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 LORD 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 LORD your God seven days. 41/ And ye shall keep it a feast unto the LORD 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 LORD your God. 44/ And Moses declared unto the children of Israel the feasts of the LORD.
7/ PURIM Esther 9:17-32 See footnote
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.
Footnote: In the time of Esther, the Medio-Persian empire had 127 different provinces.
The provinces extended from Greece to India, from Turkey to the Persian Gulf and the Indian Ocean. That is quite an empire with a lot of different people. Everybody called themselves Jews. A great part of the people became Jews. All these people became mixed multitudes of different nationalities and perhaps races. Therefore, it absolutely, nullifies that the Jews are a pure offspring of Abraham. It is nothing but a mixture. Among them also were living Israelites.
Esther and her uncle Mordechai were no Jews. They were Benjaminites, belonging to the tribe of Judah. Haman, did not belong to any one of the Twelve Tribes. He was a Jew, an Agagite and an enemy of the Israelites