The first visible light of the New Moon will be easily visible from Jerusalem after sunset ending 29 March, making 30 March the first day of the Biblical New Year.
Note 1: March 29th is the 30th day of the previous biblical month, and since no month can be longer than thirty days, the New Year will be on 30 March regardless of atmospheric conditions or actual sighting.
Note 2: This is the Biblical Calendar that God gave to Moses and is not the modern Rabbinic Calendar finalized in 1178 A.D., which is based on the unscriptural darkness of molads. For a study of the Biblical and modern Rabbinic Calendars download our “Biblical Sabbath and Calendar” book for free from the side bar at TheShiningLight School of Biblical Studies site.
Note 3: in 2017 and based on the Biblical Calendar that God gave to Moses; Passover will be April 12, the first Holy Day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread is April 13 and the seventh day High Day is on April 19 with Pentecost on June 4th.
Our book “The Biblical Spring Festivals” also available for free download, is a detailed study and includes the decree of Constantine rejecting the Biblical Passover for Easter.