When is Chanukah?
Chanukah 2012 starts on Sunday 9 December and ends 8 days later on Sunday 16 December.
All Jewish holidays begin at sundown on the evening before the date shown. therefore observing Jews will start celebrating Chanuka at sunset on Saturday 8 December 2012.
Countdown to Chanukah
There are -166 days until Chanukah.
There are -4006 hours until Chanukah.
Date of Chanukah
Chanukah 2011 is Wednesday 21 December
Chanukah 2012 is Sunday 9 December
Chanukah 2013 is Thursday 28 November
Chanukah is a Jewish holiday also known as the Festival of Lights, the Feast of Consecration, or the Feast of the Maccabees. It is observed for eight days and nights and starts on the 25th day of Kislev in the Hebrew calendar (late November to late December).
One of the main observations of this festival is the lighting of the Menorah, one branch of the candelabrum on each day of the holiday.