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Holidays and Traditions
What date does Hanukkah start this year?
December 05, 2019 6:47PM
In 2019, Hanukkah will start on Sunday, Dec. 22 and end on Monday, Dec. 30.
December 20, 2019 7:49AM
Hnukkah 2019 will begin in the evening of sunday, 22 December and end ends in the evening of Monday, 30 December.
What determines the date of Hanukkah?
How is Hanukkah related to the winter solstice?
The timing of the holiday of Hanukkah is connected to the Jewish calendar which is based on the lunar cycle. Hanukkah begins on the Hebrew date 25 Kislev. This date is the darkest day of the year in Israel with a waning moon and few daytime hours and 25 kislev usually falls out around the date of Dec. 21.
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