Hanukkah is a Jewish holiday which celebrates the rededication of the Second Temple in Jerusalem at the time of the Maccabean Revolt against the Seleucid Empire. It is typically celebrated in the winter on the 25th day of the Jewish month of Kislev, which coincides with late November and/or December on the secular calendar. Each day of Hanukkah is celebrated with the lighting of the traditional eight-branched Menorah. With each new day, the candles are progressively lit from right to left.
When Does Hanukkah Start?
Hanukkah begins on the 25th day of the Jewish month of Kislev, which typically occurs in late November or early December on the secular calendar. This year, Hanukkah will begin on Sunday, December 22, 2019 and end on Monday, December 30, 2019.
What Day Does Hanukkah Fall On?
Hanukkah is celebrated over an 8-day period. Each day, an additional lit candle is added to a special 9-branched candelabra, or menorah, starting with one candle on the first day and continuing on until all 8 candles are lit on the last day.
Hanukkah 2019 Dates:
- Sunday, December 22
- Monday, December 23
- Tuesday, December 24
- Wednesday, December 25
- Thursday, December 26
- Friday, December 27
- Saturday, December 28
- Sunday, December 29
- Monday, December 30
Hanukkah is a joyous occasion for the Jewish people all over the globe and it is celebrated by lighting the menorah candles on each of the 8 days of the festival. This year, Hanukkah begins on Sunday, December 22, 2019 and ends on Monday, December 30, 2019. Celebrate Hanukkah with family, friends and, of course, delicious fried latkes.
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