Sunday December 04, 2022

Hanukkah 2026

Colorful candles lit on the menorah for Hanukkah.
December 2026
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa

Friday December 4
4 years
or 1461 days


St Nicholas Day
Sunday December 6
4 years 2 days
or 1463 days


Christmas Day
Friday December 25
4 years 21 days
or 1482 days


New Years Eve
Thursday December 31
4 years 27 days
or 1488 days

Hanukkah for the year 2026 is celebrated/ observed on sundown of December 4 ending at sundown on Saturday, Decemeber 12.

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 2026

Friday, December 4th is day number 338 of the 2026 calendar year with 4 years, 0 days until the start of Hanukkah 2026.

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 2021 Monday, November 29, 2021 -370
Hanukkah 2022 Monday, December 19, 2022 15
Hanukkah 2023 Friday, December 08, 2023 369
Hanukkah 2024 Thursday, December 26, 2024 753
Hanukkah 2025 Monday, December 15, 2025 1107
Hanukkah 2026 Saturday, December 05, 2026 1462