Hanukkah (Chanukah, Festival of Lights). After the First Temple (Solomon's Temple) was destroyed in 586 BCE, a second Temple was rebuilt in its place in 516 BCE. Hanukkah celebrates the rededication of this alter in 515 BCE.
"For eight days they celebrated the rededication of the altar. Then Judah and his brothers and the entire congregation of Israel decreed that the days of the rededication... should be observed... every year... for eight days."
1 Mac. 4:56–59
|Year||Starts on Sunset on||Ends at Sunset on|
|2013||Wednesday, November 27th||Thursday, December 5th|
|2014||Tuesday, December 16th||Wednesday, December 24th|
|2015||Sunday, December 6th||Monday, December 14th|
|2016||Saturday, December 24th||Sunday, January 1st|
|2017||Tuesday, December 12th||Wednesday, December 20th|
|2018||Sunday, December 2nd||Monday, December 10th.|
|2019||Sunday, December 22nd||Monday, December 30th|
|2020||Thursday, December 10th||Friday, December 18th|
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