Hanukkah, also known as Chanukah or the Festival of Lights, is celebrated for 8 days between the 25th day of the month of Kislev to the second day of Tevet in the Hebrew calendar. In the table below, you will find when Hanukkah (Day 1) is official marked and celebrated in Israel over a span of 15 years. All the information display below is also available via our API as well as downloadable as a csv. Signup here to get started.

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Year Day of the Week Date Name
2010
Thursday December 2 Hanukkah (Day 1)
2011
Wednesday December 21 Hanukkah (Day 1)
2012
Sunday December 9 Hanukkah (Day 1)
2013
Thursday November 28 Hanukkah (Day 1)
2014
Wednesday December 17 Hanukkah (Day 1)
2015
Monday December 7 Hanukkah (Day 1)
2016
Sunday December 25 Hanukkah (Day 1)
2017
Wednesday December 13 Hanukkah (Day 1)
2018
Monday December 3 Hanukkah (Day 1)
2019
Monday December 23 Hanukkah (Day 1)
2020
Friday December 11 Hanukkah (Day 1)
2021
Monday November 29 Hanukkah (Day 1)
2022
Monday December 19 Hanukkah (Day 1)
2023
Friday December 8 Hanukkah (Day 1)
2024
Thursday December 26 Hanukkah (Day 1)
2025
Monday December 15 Hanukkah (Day 1)

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