Hanukkah, also known as the Festival of Lights, is an eight-day Jewish holiday that celebrates the rededication of the Second Temple of Jerusalem during the Maccabean Revolt. It begins on the 25th day of the Jewish month of Kislev which can fall anywhere between late November and late December on the Gregorian calendar. It is a joyous time for celebration, filled with customs, rituals, sweets, and gift giving to recognize the miracle of the oil that lasted for eight days.
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When Does Hanukkah Occur?
The exact date on which Hanukkah begins changes each year depending on the Hebrew calendar and the Gregorian calendar. It begins the 25th day of Kislev, and usually falls between late November and late December.
When is Hanukkah in 2021?
In 2021, Hanukkah will begin on the evening of Thursday, December 2 and end the evening of Friday, December 10.
When is Hanukkah in 2022?
In 2022, Hanukkah will begin on the evening of Saturday, December 20 and ends the evening of Sunday, December 28.
Length of Hanukkah
The holiday lasts for 8 days and each day includes special blessings, additional candles on the menorah and special activities and customs.
Customs and rituals that go along with Hanukkah change slightly from one region to another. To observe Hanukkah, it is customary to light the menorah, an eight-branched candelabrum, every night during the holiday. Additionally, say the blessings, exchange gifts, exchange money (Hanukkah gelt) with children, partake in festive meals, and play traditional games.
Hanukkah is a time for celebration, devotion, and remembering the rededication of the Second Temple in Jerusalem many years ago. Its exact timing each year falls between late November and late December, depending on the Gregorian calendar and the Hebrew calendar. Celebrations include blessings, lighting the menorah, exchanging gifts and money, festive meals, and traditional games. As you partake in these meaningful customs and rituals, may your holiday be festive and may the lights of the menorah bring you and your family joy and peace.
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