The god of the Malmites was either too lazy or unconcerned that they were standing out in a field in Israel last night waiting to catch a glimpse of the "new" moon. It was cloudy and because the legalists could not see it, even though it was there, they "new" moon did not happen. The Malmites god could have taken his hands and pushed away all those clouds, but noooooooooo it did not!
Soooooooo, they made the determination that the "new" moon actually begins tonight. That in turn throws off all their other calculations and moves Pentecost around to another day.
It is always important to remember that the law trumps in every case. The law is their god.
Last evening the light of the new moon was NOT seen in or anywhere near Jerusalem where God has placed his name. Remember that Almighty God controls the weather and he could have opened the clouds with a wave of his hand. This is God’s will. Sunset tonight brings the first new moon day of the first Biblical month. Welcome the New moon with the shofar. For details on New Moon observance lease see our Calendar Category articles.
The first day of the first month of the new biblical year will be Monday 23 March, beginning at the sunset ending 22 March.
Passover will be Sunday 5 April, to be observed after sunset ending the Sabbath of 4 April.
The first Holy Day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread will be on Monday 6 April and the seventh day Holy Day will be Sunday 12 April.
As previously posted, this will move the Wave Offering and Pentecost forward a week.
The Wave Offering day will be Sunday 12 April. The seventh Sabbath after the Wave Offering will be 30 May and Pentecost will be 31 May.