Jewish Fall Feasts Dates & End Time Significance

Some Bible prophecy commentators believe that key end time events will take place during the Jewish fall feasts. For instance,

  • Some believe the Rapture could take place during the Jewish holiday of Rosh Hashanah (the Jewish New Year).
  • Some believe that Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement) could be the time when the tribulation (also known as the 70th week of Daniel) will end.

In this article, I will provide a list of upcoming Jewish Fall Feast dates and explain how we can use them to find the start of the tribulation.

Jewish Fall Feasts through 2040

The table below lists the start dates for the Jewish fall feasts of Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, and Sukkoth through the year 2040. There’s no particular reason why the list covers 20 years except to give people who have different views on how close we are to the tribulation an idea of what dates these fall feasts will occur in the coming years.

  • Note: Rosh Hashanah lasts for 2 days.
  • Note: Sukkoth lasts for 7 days.
YearRosh HashanahYom KippurSukkoth
2020September 18September 27October 2
2021September 6September 15September 20
2022September 25October 4October 9
2023September 15September 24September 29
2024October 2October 11October 16
2025September 22October 1October 6
2026September 11September 20September 25
2027October 1October 10October 15
2028September 20September 29October 4
2029September 9September 18September 23
2030September 27October 6October 11
2031September 17September 26October 1
2032September 5September 14September 19
2033September 23October 2October 7
2034September 13September 22September 27
2035October 3October 12October 17
2036September 21September 30October 5
2037September 9September 18September 23
2038September 29October 8October 13
2039September 18September 27October 2
2040September 7September 16September 21

Yom Kippur: End of the Tribulation

I believe the end of the tribulation is likely to occur on the Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement). Yom Kippur is a solemn day where people seek to repent their sins and seek reconciliation with God.

The significance of Yom Kippur aligns with what will take place at the end of the 70th week of Daniel (or end of the tribulation). Several events will begin to be brought about by the end of the 70th week of Daniel, including:

  • The atonement for the sins of Jerusalem and the people of Israel
  • Reconciliation for Israel’s iniquity

“Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy.” (Daniel 9:24)

Since Yom Kippur is the Day of Atonement on the Jewish calendar (Leviticus 16:29-30 and 23:27-28) and a day of reconciliation, it would be fitting for the final atonement of sins and reconciliation for Jerusalem and the people of Israel to be brought about on the Day of Atonement at the end of the 70th week of Daniel.

Furthermore, Isaiah 61:1-2 indicates that the end of the 70th week of Daniel may coincide with the start of a Jubilee Year. Jubilee Years begin on Yom Kippur (Leviticus 25:9-10).

The Start of the Tribulation

The table below shows ten potential start dates for the 70th week of Daniel if it indeed ends on Yom Kippur.

I found these dates by finding when Yom Kippur occurs for each year in the table below and then subtracting 2520 days, the length of the 70th week of Daniel (see my article: “Why the Tribulation Is 7 Years Long” to see why the 70th week of Daniel is 2520 days in length).

End of the 70th Week (Yom Kippur)Potential Start of the 70th Week
October 10, 2027November 15, 2020
September 29, 2028November 5, 2021
September 18, 2029October 25, 2022
October 6, 2030November 12, 2023
September 26, 2031November 1, 2024
September 14, 2032October 21, 2025
October 2, 2033November 8, 2026
September 22, 2034October 29, 2027
October 12, 2035November 17, 2028
September 30, 2036November 6, 2029

The above table suggests that we should pay the most attention to the time between late October and mid-November each year for the potential start of the 70th week of Daniel. Events that take place outside this period are unlikely events that start of the 70th week of Daniel, the confirmation of the 7-year covenant (Daniel 9:27).

I am not saying that every event that occurs outside the late October to mid-November period is irrelevant or unimportant. Some events that take place outside this period can be important since they can later lead to the start of the 70th week of Daniel.

For instance, all that work that goes into confirming a (new) 7-year covenant is unlikely to take place within a few weeks.

  • Making a 7-year or even a 3.5-year commitment is a big one for all parties involved.
  • Many negotiating sessions would likely need to take place before all sides reach a deal they feel comfortable with. This process could take months or even years.

Final Thoughts

I hope this helps you to not get caught up in the hype of someone who tells you the tribulation will start in a month like April or July. Late October to mid-November is the time you should watch out for.

I have an article called: “How to Tell If We’re Living in the Tribulation” if you would like to learn how you can know for sure if you are living in the tribulation.

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Wayne Croley
Wayne Croley

Hi! I’ve studied and written about Bible prophecy since I was a teenager. My goal is to make Bible prophecy easy for you to understand while avoiding the sensationalism seen elsewhere. I am the author of several end time books, including Prophecy Proof Insights on the End Times, a comprehensive book about the end times. I hold an M.B.A. and degrees in Managerial Economics and Political Science.