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Hanukkah VIII in Israel

The last day of Hanukkah marks the end 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 VIII a Public Holiday?

Hanukkah VIII is not a public holiday. Businesses have normal opening hours.

Jewish prayer shawl, cap and nine candle menorah
Candles are lit during the Hanukkah period.
Candles are lit during the Hanukkah period.
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About Hanukkah VIII

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Hanukkah VIII Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2010ThuDec 9Hanukkah VIIIObservance, Hebrew
2011WedDec 28Hanukkah VIIIObservance, Hebrew
2012SunDec 16Hanukkah VIIIObservance, Hebrew
2013ThuDec 5Hanukkah VIIIObservance, Hebrew
2014WedDec 24Hanukkah VIIIObservance, Hebrew
2015MonDec 14Hanukkah VIIIObservance, Hebrew
2017SunJan 1Hanukkah VIIIObservance, Hebrew
2017WedDec 20Hanukkah VIIIObservance, Hebrew
2018MonDec 10Hanukkah VIIIObservance, Hebrew
2019MonDec 30Hanukkah VIIIObservance, Hebrew
2020FriDec 18Hanukkah VIIIObservance, Hebrew

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