Friday December 03, 2021

Hanukkah 2026

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

Friday December 4
5 years 1 day
or 1827 days


St Nicholas Day
Sunday December 6
5 years 3 days
or 1829 days


Christmas Day
Friday December 25
5 years 22 days
or 1848 days


New Years Eve
Thursday December 31
5 years 28 days
or 1854 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 5 years, 1 day 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 2020 Friday, December 11, 2020 -357
Hanukkah 2021 Monday, November 29, 2021 -4
Hanukkah 2022 Monday, December 19, 2022 381
Hanukkah 2023 Friday, December 08, 2023 735
Hanukkah 2024 Thursday, December 26, 2024 1119
Hanukkah 2025 Monday, December 15, 2025 1473