Thursday June 13, 2024

Hanukkah 2024

Colorful candles lit on the menorah for Hanukkah.
December 2024
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St Nicholas Day
Friday December 6
5 months, 23 days
or 176 days


Christmas Day
Wednesday December 25
6 months, 12 days
or 195 days


Thursday December 26
6 months, 13 days
or 196 days


New Years Eve
Tuesday December 31
6 months, 18 days
or 201 days

Hanukkah for the year 2024 is celebrated/ observed on sundown of December 25 ending at sundown on Thursday, January 2.

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 2024

Wednesday, December 25th is day number 360 of the 2024 calendar year with 6 months, 12 days until the start of Hanukkah 2024.

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 2023 Friday, December 08, 2023 -188
Hanukkah 2024 Thursday, December 26, 2024 196
Hanukkah 2025 Monday, December 15, 2025 550
Hanukkah 2026 Saturday, December 05, 2026 905
Hanukkah 2027 Thursday, November 25, 2027 1260
Hanukkah 2028 Tuesday, December 12, 2028 1643