DAY OF AFFLICTION
The Feast of Unleavened Bread is the second of the seven feasts God commanded the Israelites to keep in the Old Testament. As the seven feasts are grouped into three, the Feast of Unleavened Bread is grouped with the Feast of the Passover. It’s celebrated the day after the Passover, on the 15th day of the first month of the sacred calendar.
The Lord’s Passover begins at twilight on the fourteenth day of the first month. On the fifteenth day of that month the Lord’s Festival of Unleavened Bread begins.
To show its proper meaning, one feast can have multiple names in the Bible. In fact, the seven feasts have more than 15 names. Regardless of the different names one feast may have, it is still the same feast. The Feast of Unleavened Bread is also called a feast lasting seven days in in the book of Ezekiel (Ezekiel 45:21).
God established the seven feasts through the work of Moses to forgive the sins of His people. And as they were to be fulfilled by Jesus Christ, these feasts were not only for the Israelites of the Old Testament, but also for Christians today.