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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.

Is Hanukkah I (Holiday of lights) a Public Holiday?

Hanukkah I (Holiday of lights) is not a public holiday. Businesses have normal opening hours.

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)

Read more about Hanukkah I (Holiday of lights).

Hanukkah I (Holiday of lights) Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2010ThuDec 2Hanukkah I (Holiday of lights)National holiday, Hebrew
2011WedDec 21Hanukkah I (Holiday of lights)National holiday, Hebrew
2012SunDec 9Hanukkah I (Holiday of lights)National holiday, Hebrew
2013ThuNov 28Hanukkah I (Holiday of lights)National holiday, Hebrew
2014WedDec 17Hanukkah I (Holiday of lights)Observance, Hebrew
2015MonDec 7Hanukkah I (Holiday of lights)Observance, Hebrew
2016SunDec 25Hanukkah I (Holiday of lights)Observance, Hebrew
2017WedDec 13Hanukkah I (Holiday of lights)Observance, Hebrew
2018MonDec 3Hanukkah I (Holiday of lights)Observance, Hebrew
2019MonDec 23Hanukkah I (Holiday of lights)Observance, Hebrew
2020FriDec 11Hanukkah I (Holiday of lights)Observance, Hebrew

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