What is the Festival of Weeks?


“On the day of firstfruits, when you present to the Lord an offering of new grain during the Festival of Weeks, hold a sacred assembly and do no regular work.”  Numbers 28:26
            The Festival of Weeks was also known as The Day of the Firstfruits, but it has another name, known better today: Pentecost.
            Pentecost/Festival of Weeks occurred seven weeks (or fifty days) after the Feast of the Firstfruits, which started at Passover and the beginning of the barley harvest.  Pentecost celebrated the final harvest and thanked God for the provision.  Offerings were made at the Festival of Weeks and no work was done.