When is Hanukkah 2018?

Hanukkah 2018 started on the evening of Sunday 2nd Dec, 2018 (02/12/2018) and ended in the nightfall of Monday 10th Dec, 2018 (10/12/2018).

What is Hanukkah?


This is the Jewish Festival of Maccabees, the Feast of Consecration or the Festival of Lights. Hanukkah is also spelled Chanukah. In Hebrew, Hanukkah means "Dedication".

The story of Hanukkah began in 167 BC when Jerusalem was ruled by the Greek Empire. The Jews were forced by King Antiochos IV to renounce their religion to worship the Greek gods. This resulted in a revolt unleashed by the Jews and Judas Macabeus who was appointed as leader of the revolt. Therefore, this holiday pays tribute to the Jews who restored the temple in Jerusalem while fighting the Greeks for three whole years.

Dates for Hanukkah from 2015 to 2024

The next occurrence of Hanukkah is marked in red

When is ...?starts onends onDays away
Hanukkah 2024Thursday 26th Dec, 2024Thursday 2nd Jan, 2025 starts in 1119 days
Hanukkah 2023Friday 8th Dec, 2023Friday 15th Dec, 2023 starts in 735 days
Hanukkah 2022Monday 19th Dec, 2022Monday 26th Dec, 2022 starts in 381 days
Hanukkah 2021Monday 29th Nov, 2021Monday 6th Dec, 2021 ends in 3 days
Hanukkah 2020Friday 11th Dec, 2020Friday 18th Dec, 2020 ended 349 days ago
Hanukkah 2019Monday 23rd Dec, 2019Monday 30th Dec, 2019 ended 703 days ago
Hanukkah 2018Monday 3rd Dec, 2018Monday 10th Dec, 2018 ended 1088 days ago
Hanukkah 2017Wednesday 13th Dec, 2017Wednesday 20th Dec, 2017 ended 1443 days ago
Hanukkah 2016Sunday 25th Dec, 2016Sunday 1st Jan, 2017 ended 1796 days ago
Hanukkah 2015Monday 7th Dec, 2015Monday 14th Dec, 2015 ended 2180 days ago
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Quick Facts

BeginSunset: Dec 2, 2018
End DateNightfall: Dec 10, 2018
When? Ended 1088 days ago
Duration8 Days
Type Jewish Holidays

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