When is Hanukkah 2018?
Hanukkah in 2018 (1st day)
Monday, December 3, 2018
When is Hanukkah 2019?
Hanukkah in 2019 (1st day)
Monday, December 23, 2019
Why We Celebrate Hanukkah?
Hanukkah is considered a European 8-day holiday, marked by night illumination of the menorah, special prayers and fried food. The Hebrew word Hanukah means “initiation.” The holiday is called to repeat the Sacred. It is known that in the second century BC the Holy Land was ruled by the Seleucids. They tried to force the people of Israel to accept Greek culture and beliefs instead of observing the mitzvah and faith in the G-d. But the faithful Jews at the head of the Jewish Maccabeus expelled the Greeks.
When they tried to light the Temple Menoru, they found one shell, which was not infected by the Greeks. They lit a menorah. It was enough for 8 days. To commemorate and promote such miracles, the Hanukkah Festival was established.
What Do People Do?
In Hanukkah organize festivals with night illuminated menorahs. It is accepted that the menorah consist of 9 flames with shamash. The last flame is intended to set fire to the other eight lights. The first night one flame is lit. On the second night another flame burns. By the eighth night of Hanukkah all the lights are lit. Prior to the festival, traditional songs are performed.
The menorah is illuminated in all houses. It is placed in a doorway or in a window. Also it is covered in synagogues, public places. In the modern world, menorah can be seen in urban and other buildings around the world. In addition, the prayer of Hallel is read.
How to Celebrate Hanukkah?
Women on Hanukkah day should not work at least the first 30 minutes after burning candles. In some countries there is a custom not to work during the entire period of burning candles. It is also forbidden to fast and praise during Hanukkah.
List of dates for other years
|Mon||Dec 3||2018||Chanukah/Hanukkah 1st day|
|Mon||Dec 23||2019||Chanukah/Hanukkah 1st day|
|Fri||Dec 11||2020||Chanukah/Hanukkah 1st day|
|Mon||Nov 29||2021||Chanukah/Hanukkah 1st day|
|Mon||Dec 19||2022||Chanukah/Hanukkah 1st day|
|Fri||Dec 8||2023||Chanukah/Hanukkah 1st day|
|Thu||Dec 26||2024||Chanukah/Hanukkah 1st day|
|Mon||Dec 15||2025||Chanukah/Hanukkah 1st day|
|Sat||Dec 5||2026||Chanukah/Hanukkah 1st day|
|Sat||Dec 25||2027||Chanukah/Hanukkah 1st day|
|Wed||Dec 13||2028||Chanukah/Hanukkah 1st day|
|Sun||Dec 2||2029||Chanukah/Hanukkah 1st day|
|Sat||Dec 21||2030||Chanukah/Hanukkah 1st day|
List of Common Holidays in 2018
|New Year’s Day||January 1||Tuesday||Holidays /National|
|Martin Luther King Day||January 21||Monday||Holidays /National|
|Belly Laugh Day||January 24||Thursday||Holidays|
|Groundhog Day||February 2||Saturday||Holidays|
|Lincoln’s Birthday||February 12||Tuesday||Holidays /National|
|Valentine’s Day||February 14||Thursday||Holidays|
|Presidents Day and Washington’s Birthday||February 18||Monday||Holidays /National|
|Mardi Gras Carnival||March 5||Tuesday||Holidays|
|Daylight Saving||March 10||Sunday||Holidays|
|St. Patrick’s Day||March 17||Sunday||Holidays|
|April Fool’s Day||April 1||Monday||Holidays|
|Good Friday||April 19||Friday||Holidays|
|Easter Monday||April 22||Monday||Holidays|
|Earth Day||April 22||Monday||Holidays|
|Cinco de Mayo||May 5||Sunday||Holidays|
|Mother’s Day||May 12||Sunday||Holidays /National|
|Armed Forces Day||May 18||Saturday||Holidays|
|Memorial Day||May 27||Monday||Holidays /National|
|Pentecost Monday||June 10||Monday||Holidays|
|Flag Day||June 14||Friday||Holidays /National|
|Father’s Day||June 16||Sunday||Holidays /National|
|Independence Day||July 4||Thursday||Holidays /National|
|Parents’ Day||July 28||Sunday||Holidays|
|Labor Day||September 2||Monday||Holidays /National|
|Grandparents’ Day||September 8||Sunday||Holidays|
|Patriot Day or September 11th||September 11||Wednesday||Holidays|
|Stepfamily Day||September 16||Monday||Holidays|
|Citizenship Day||September 17||Tuesday||Holidays|
|Native American Day||September 27||Friday||Holidays|
|Columb Day||October 14||Monday||Holidays /National|
|Boss’s Day||October 16||Wednesday||Holidays|
|Sweetest Day||October 19||Saturday||Holidays|
|Daylight Saving||November 3||Sunday||Holidays|
|Veterans’ Day||November 11||Monday||Holidays /National|
|Thanksgiving||November 28||Thursday||Holidays /National|
|Black Friday||November 29||Friday||Holidays|
|Cyber Monday||December 2||Monday||Holidays|
|Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day||December 7||Saturday||Holidays|
|Christmas Day||December 25||Wednesday||Holidays /National|
|New Year’s Eve||December 31||Tuesday||Holidays|