Tuesday September 22, 2020

Hanukkah 2020

Colorful candles lit on the menorah for Hanukkah.
December 2020
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa

St Nicholas Day
Sunday December 6
2 months, 14 days
or 75 days


Thursday December 10
2 months, 18 days
or 79 days


Christmas Day
Friday December 25
3 months, 3 days
or 94 days


New Years Eve
Thursday December 31
3 months, 9 days
or 100 days

Hanukkah for the year 2020 is celebrated/ observed on sundown of December 10 ending at sundown on Friday, December 18.

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 2020

Thursday, December 10th is day number 345 of the 2020 calendar year with 2 months, 18 days until the start of Hanukkah 2020.

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 -274
Hanukkah 2020 Friday, December 11, 2020 80
Hanukkah 2021 Monday, November 29, 2021 433
Hanukkah 2022 Monday, December 19, 2022 818
Hanukkah 2023 Friday, December 08, 2023 1172
Hanukkah 2024 Thursday, December 26, 2024 1556