When Is Hanukkah this year?

When is Hanukkah this year?

Hanukkah begins at sundown on December 02, 2018 (Sunday). It ends at sundown on December 10, 2018 (Monday).

Hanukkah is a Jewish holiday celebrated for eight days and nights. It starts on the 25th of the Jewish month of Kislev, which coincides with late November-late December on the secular calendar.

In Hebrew, the word “Hanukkah” means “dedication”. The name reminds us that this holiday commemorates the re-dedication of the holy Temple in Jerusalem (Israel) following the Jewish victory over the Syrian-Greeks in 165 B.C.E.

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