Monday July 06, 2020

Hanukkah 2016

Colorful candles lit on the menorah for Hanukkah.
December 2016
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa

St Nicholas Day
Tuesday December 6
-3 years, -7 months
or -1308 days


Saturday December 24
-3 years, -6 months, -13 days
or -1290 days


Christmas Day
Sunday December 25


New Years Eve
Saturday December 31
-3 years, -6 months, -6 days
or -1283 days

Hanukkah for the year 2016 is celebrated/ observed on sundown of Saturday, December 24th ending at sundown on Sunday, January 1st.

Hanukkah is an eight-day Jewish festival with the first day known as Chanukah, Festival of Lights, and Feast of Dedication. In the Jewish calendar, the first day of Hanukkah is on the 25th day of the month of Kislev. In the Gregorian calendar, Hanukkah may occur between late November to late December.

Why do Jewish holidays start at nighttime?

According to the Torah, the story of creation in Genesis says “And it was evening, and it was morning day one”, “And it was evening, and it was morning; the second day”, thus night comes before day. So for the Jewish calendar all days begin at nightfall and end the next day at nightfall including holidays.

Days to Hanukkah 2016

Saturday, December 24th is day number 359 of the 2016 calendar year with -3 years, -6 months, -13 days until the start of Hanukkah 2016.

Name(s):Hanukkah, Chanukah, Festival of Lights, Feast of Dedication
Type:Observance, Jewish
When:25th day of Kislev on Hebrew Calendar

Dates for Hanukkah

HolidayDateDays to Go
Hanukkah 2019 Monday, December 23, 2019 -196
Hanukkah 2020 Friday, December 11, 2020 158
Hanukkah 2021 Monday, November 29, 2021 511
Hanukkah 2022 Monday, December 19, 2022 896
Hanukkah 2023 Friday, December 08, 2023 1250
Hanukkah 2024 Thursday, December 26, 2024 1634