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Hanukkah I (Holiday of lights) in Israel

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.

Father and son celebrating Chanukah
Father and son ready to light up a candle on the first day of Hanukkah.
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About Hanukkah I (Holiday of lights)

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Hanukkah I (Holiday of lights) Observances

WeekdayDateYearNameHoliday Type
ThuDec 22010Hanukkah I (Holiday of lights)National holiday, Hebrew
WedDec 212011Hanukkah I (Holiday of lights)National holiday, Hebrew
SunDec 92012Hanukkah I (Holiday of lights)National holiday, Hebrew
ThuNov 282013Hanukkah I (Holiday of lights)National holiday, Hebrew
WedDec 172014Hanukkah I (Holiday of lights)Observance, Hebrew
MonDec 72015Hanukkah I (Holiday of lights)Observance, Hebrew
SunDec 252016Hanukkah I (Holiday of lights)Observance, Hebrew
WedDec 132017Hanukkah I (Holiday of lights)Observance, Hebrew
MonDec 32018Hanukkah I (Holiday of lights)Observance, Hebrew
MonDec 232019Hanukkah I (Holiday of lights)Observance, Hebrew
FriDec 112020Hanukkah I (Holiday of lights)Observance, Hebrew

Quick Facts

Hanukkah, also known as Chanukah or the Festival of Lights, is celebrated for 8 days between the 25th day of the month of Kislev to the second day of Tevet in the Hebrew calendar.

Hanukkah I (Holiday of lights) 2017

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Hanukkah I (Holiday of lights) 2018

Monday, December 3, 2018

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