When is Hanukkah 2023?

Hanukkah 2023 is on Thursday 7th Dec, 2023 (07/12/2023) in 1721 days and ends on Friday 15th Dec, 2023 (15/12/2023) in 1729 days

Noteworthy, with reference to the Jewish calendar, a holiday starts on the sunset of the prior day; meaning that Hanukkah 2023 will be observed on the sunset of Wednesday 6th Dec, 2023.

What is Hanukkah?

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 2024Wednesday 25th Dec, 2024Thursday 2nd Jan, 2025 starts in 2105 days
Hanukkah 2023Thursday 7th Dec, 2023Friday 15th Dec, 2023 starts in 1721 days
Hanukkah 2022Sunday 18th Dec, 2022Monday 26th Dec, 2022 starts in 1367 days
Hanukkah 2021Sunday 28th Nov, 2021Monday 6th Dec, 2021 starts in 982 days
Hanukkah 2020Thursday 10th Dec, 2020Friday 18th Dec, 2020 starts in 629 days
Hanukkah 2019Sunday 22nd Dec, 2019Monday 30th Dec, 2019 starts in 275 days
Hanukkah 2018Sunday 2nd Dec, 2018Monday 10th Dec, 2018 ended 101 days ago
Hanukkah 2017Tuesday 12th Dec, 2017Wednesday 20th Dec, 2017 ended 456 days ago
Hanukkah 2016Saturday 24th Dec, 2016Sunday 1st Jan, 2017 ended 809 days ago
Hanukkah 2015Sunday 6th Dec, 2015Monday 14th Dec, 2015 ended 1193 days ago
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Quick Facts

DateDec 7, 2023
End DateDec 15, 2023
When? Starts in 1721 days
Duration9 Days
Type Jewish Holidays

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