Tuesday May 28, 2024

Hanukkah 2023

Colorful candles lit on the menorah for Hanukkah.
December 2023
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa

St Nicholas Day
Wednesday December 6
-5 months, -22 days
or -174 days


Thursday December 7
-5 months, -21 days
or -173 days


Christmas Day
Monday December 25
-5 months, -3 days
or -155 days


New Years Eve
Sunday December 31
-4 months, -28 days
or -149 days

Hanukkah for the year 2023 is celebrated/ observed on sundown of December 7 ending at sundown on Friday, December 15.

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 2023

Thursday, December 7th is day number 341 of the 2023 calendar year with -5 months, -21 days until the start of Hanukkah 2023.

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 -172
Hanukkah 2024 Thursday, December 26, 2024 212
Hanukkah 2025 Monday, December 15, 2025 566
Hanukkah 2026 Saturday, December 05, 2026 921
Hanukkah 2027 Thursday, November 25, 2027 1276
Hanukkah 2028 Tuesday, December 12, 2028 1659