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?


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 2030

The next occurrence of Hanukkah is marked in red

When is ...?starts onends onDays away
Hanukkah 2030Saturday 21st Dec, 2030Saturday 28th Dec, 2030 starts in 2642 days
Hanukkah 2029Sunday 2nd Dec, 2029Sunday 9th Dec, 2029 starts in 2258 days
Hanukkah 2028Wednesday 13th Dec, 2028Wednesday 20th Dec, 2028 starts in 1904 days
Hanukkah 2027Saturday 25th Dec, 2027Saturday 1st Jan, 2028 starts in 1550 days
Hanukkah 2026Saturday 5th Dec, 2026Saturday 12th Dec, 2026 starts in 1165 days
Hanukkah 2025Monday 15th Dec, 2025Monday 22nd Dec, 2025 starts in 810 days
Hanukkah 2024Thursday 26th Dec, 2024Thursday 2nd Jan, 2025 starts in 456 days
Hanukkah 2023Friday 8th Dec, 2023Friday 15th Dec, 2023 starts in 72 days
Hanukkah 2022Monday 19th Dec, 2022Monday 26th Dec, 2022 ended 274 days ago
Hanukkah 2021Monday 29th Nov, 2021Monday 6th Dec, 2021 ended 659 days ago
Hanukkah 2020Friday 11th Dec, 2020Friday 18th Dec, 2020 ended 1012 days ago
Hanukkah 2019Monday 23rd Dec, 2019Monday 30th Dec, 2019 ended 1366 days ago
Hanukkah 2018Monday 3rd Dec, 2018Monday 10th Dec, 2018 ended 1751 days ago
Hanukkah 2017Wednesday 13th Dec, 2017Wednesday 20th Dec, 2017 ended 2106 days ago
Hanukkah 2016Sunday 25th Dec, 2016Sunday 1st Jan, 2017 ended 2459 days ago
Hanukkah 2015Monday 7th Dec, 2015Monday 14th Dec, 2015 ended 2843 days ago
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Quick Facts

BeginSunset: Dec 7, 2023
End DateNightfall: Dec 15, 2023
When? Starts in 72 days
Duration8 Days
Type Jewish Holidays

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