The first day of Hanukkah is the start of the Hanukkah period, which lasts for eight days, from 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 Chanukah/Hanukkah (first day) is official marked and celebrated in United States 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 Chanukah/Hanukkah (first day)
2011
Wednesday December 21 Chanukah/Hanukkah (first day)
2012
Sunday December 9 Chanukah/Hanukkah (first day)
2013
Thursday November 28 Chanukah/Hanukkah (first day)
2014
Wednesday December 17 Chanukah/Hanukkah (first day)
2015
Monday December 7 Chanukah/Hanukkah (first day)
2016
Sunday December 25 Chanukah/Hanukkah (first day)
2017
Wednesday December 13 Chanukah/Hanukkah (first day)
2018
Monday December 3 Chanukah/Hanukkah (first day)
2019
Monday December 23 Chanukah/Hanukkah (first day)
2020
Friday December 11 Chanukah/Hanukkah (first day)
2021
Monday November 29 Chanukah/Hanukkah (first day)
2022
Monday December 19 Chanukah/Hanukkah (first day)
2023
Friday December 8 Chanukah/Hanukkah (first day)
2024
Thursday December 26 Chanukah/Hanukkah (first day)
2025
Monday December 15 Chanukah/Hanukkah (first day)

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