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First Day of Hanukkah in India

The first day of Hanukkah marks the start of Hanukkah, also known as Chanukah or Festival of Lights. Hanukkah is an eight-day Jewish observance that remembers the Jewish people's struggle for religious freedom.

Is First Day of Hanukkah a Public Holiday?

First Day of Hanukkah is not a public holiday. Businesses have normal opening hours.

On the first day of Hanukkah, only the shammash and the first candle are lit.

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About First Day of Hanukkah

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First Day of Hanukkah Observances

Holiday currently only shown for years 2016–2022.

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2016SunDec 25First Day of HanukkahObservance
2017WedDec 13First Day of HanukkahObservance
2018MonDec 3First Day of HanukkahObservance
2019MonDec 23First Day of HanukkahObservance
2020FriDec 11First Day of HanukkahObservance
2021MonNov 29First Day of HanukkahObservance
2022MonDec 19First Day of HanukkahObservance

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