Monday September 28, 2020

Hanukkah 2019

Colorful candles lit on the menorah for Hanukkah.
December 2019
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa

St Nicholas Day
Friday December 6
-9 months, -22 days
or -297 days


Sunday December 22
-9 months, -6 days
or -281 days


Christmas Day
Wednesday December 25
-9 months, -3 days
or -278 days


New Years Eve
Tuesday December 31
-8 months, -28 days
or -272 days

Hanukkah for the year 2019 is celebrated/ observed on sundown of December 22 ending at sundown on Monday, December 30.

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 2019

Sunday, December 22nd is day number 356 of the 2019 calendar year with -9 months, -6 days until the start of Hanukkah 2019.

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 -280
Hanukkah 2020 Friday, December 11, 2020 74
Hanukkah 2021 Monday, November 29, 2021 427
Hanukkah 2022 Monday, December 19, 2022 812
Hanukkah 2023 Friday, December 08, 2023 1166
Hanukkah 2024 Thursday, December 26, 2024 1550