When is Hanukkah 2023?

Hanukkah 2023 will begin in the evening of Thursday 7th Dec, 2023 (07/12/2023) and ends in the nightfall of Friday 15th Dec, 2023 (15/12/2023).

What is Hanukkah?


It is a Jewish Feast of the Maccabees, the Feast of Consecration or the Festival of Lights Hanukkah is also spelled as Chanukah. In Hebrew, Chanukah means “dedication”.

Chanukah’s story started in 167 B.C when the Jerusalem was being ruled over by the Greek Empire. The Jews were forced to leave and reject their religion and instead worship the Greek Gods by King Antiochus the 4th. This resulted in a revolt by the Jews and Judas Macabeus was appointed as the leader. So this holiday honors the restoration of the temple in Jerusalem while fighting against 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 2045 days
Hanukkah 2023Friday 8th Dec, 2023Friday 15th Dec, 2023 starts in 1661 days
Hanukkah 2022Monday 19th Dec, 2022Monday 26th Dec, 2022 starts in 1307 days
Hanukkah 2021Monday 29th Nov, 2021Monday 6th Dec, 2021 starts in 922 days
Hanukkah 2020Friday 11th Dec, 2020Friday 18th Dec, 2020 starts in 569 days
Hanukkah 2019Monday 23rd Dec, 2019Monday 30th Dec, 2019 starts in 215 days
Hanukkah 2018Monday 3rd Dec, 2018Monday 10th Dec, 2018 ended 162 days ago
Hanukkah 2017Wednesday 13th Dec, 2017Wednesday 20th Dec, 2017 ended 517 days ago
Hanukkah 2016Sunday 25th Dec, 2016Sunday 1st Jan, 2017 ended 870 days ago
Hanukkah 2015Monday 7th Dec, 2015Monday 14th Dec, 2015 ended 1254 days ago
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Quick Facts

BeginSunset: Dec 7, 2023
End DateNightfall: Dec 15, 2023
When? Starts in 1661 days
Duration8 Days
Type Jewish Holidays

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