Will You Be Observing the Feast or Just Attending the Feast?

by Jim Franks

Each year, as we prepare to register for another Feast of Tabernacles, I can’t help but reflect on Feasts gone by. My family began attending the Feast of Tabernacles in the early 1960s, but we began observing the feasts sometime in the 1950s. You might wonder about my words—attending versus observing. What does it mean to observe the Feast but not attend the Feast?


2016 Key Dates

Feast of Tabernacles - Oct. 17-23, 2016
Last Great Day - Oct. 24, 2016
Complete Festival Calendar

April 18 – May 15, 2016
Online registration

May 15
Early housing reservations begin (check with your local Feast adviser for guidelines)

May 23
General housing reservations begin

July 15
Activity information posted