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|
|When:||25th day of Kislev on Hebrew Calendar|
Dates for Hanukkah
|Holiday||Date||Days 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|