Holiday in Gansu – Gansu Travel for The comet as a whole, looking like a scepter or rod, stretches up almost to the zenith as shown by the altitude-azimuth grid in the background. Image credit Sirscha Nicholl. It is astonishing that the heliacal rising of the cometary coma in Virgo’s womb, the irst view of the entire heliacally risen cometary scepter, and the visible peak of the whole comet’s brightness all occurred in conjunction with the start of the great Hebrew Feast of Tabernacles. The Feast of Tabernacles was arguably the most joyful and important annual festival in the Jewish calendar and was celebrated on Tishri ? counting the Eighth Day as part of it. In BC, if the new Moon was spotted on September , Tishri coincided with September , but if the irst sighting of the new Moon occurred the following evening September , Tishri was September The Feast of Tabernacles was an occasion of thanksgiving for the harvest and of prayer for the autumn rains to fertilize the land; a time to remember the exodus and wilderness wandering; and a week to look forward to the coming of salvation and the conversion of the nations in connection with the coming of the Messiah. In addition to making special offerings and hymns, the priests made a procession around the altar of burnt offering once daily for six days and then seven times on the seventh day. As they processed, they called out for Yahweh to bring salvation Ps. Holiday in Gansu – Gansu Travel 2016.