On Measuring Time: Feasts Still Observed

In the New Testament times they were still keeping some of the ancient Hebrew feasts. When Jesus was twelve years old, we read that Mary and Joseph, with Jesus, “went up to Jerusalem after the custom of the feast,” the feast of the Passover (Luke 2:42).

The apostle Paul also mentioned certain of the feasts which were important to him. One was the Passover, as he records: “And we sailed away from Philippi after the days of unleavened bread” (Acts 20:6). Again he mentioned that he wanted, if at all possible, to be in Jerusalem by Pentecost (Acts 20:16).