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When Is Hanukkah 2017?

When Is Hanukkah 2017?


Never miss the Hanukkah celebration again

Celebrate the festival of lights, find out when the eight days of Hanukkah actually begin.

In 165 B.C.E., a small group of faithful Jews, the Hasmoneans (Maccabees), defeated the Seleucids’ (Syrian-Greeks) large army and reclaimed the Holy Temple in Jerusalem.

Hanukkah (meaning “dedication” in Hebrew) commemorates the rededication of the Temple in Jerusalem. When they went to light the menorah, they found only a single cruse of blessed olive oil. The one-day supply miraculously burned for eight days, until new oil could be prepared.

Today practicing Jewish families celebrate the miracle of Hanukkah by lighting their own household menorahs, eating foods fried in oil, and spending time with loved ones. But unlike its other seasonal counterparts, Hanukkah’s date changes each year, since it is celebrated according to the Hebrew calendar, whereas we use the Gregorian calendar. It begins on the twenty-fifth day of the Jewish month of Kislev, which is connected to the lunar cycle. To make sure you and your family never miss a latke-filled moment, we pulled together the dates of Hanukkah in this and the coming years so you can plan ahead.

This year, Hanukkah falls on:

Hanukkah 2017 begins in the evening of Tuesday, December 12 and ends in the evening of Wednesday, December 20To help you get ahead of schedule, find out when the next festival of lights is occurring:

· When is Hanukkah 2018?

· When is Hanukkah 2019?

· When is Hanukkah 2020?


Top 10 Reasons to “Challah” for Hanukkah

The first night of Hanukkah begins tonight, and we’re so excited to celebrate with all of our loved ones. It’s always nice to wrap up the year with our favorite traditional holiday festivities, and what holiday festivity would be complete without food?!

While Hanukkah isn’t considered to be one of the most important Jewish holidays, its proximity to Christmas has made it visible in popular culture. A new candle is lit each night of Hanukkah to represent the miracle of the Hanukkah oil, which lasted for eight nights though it was only expected to last for one. Traditional activities involve lighting the menorah, spinning a dreidel to win chocolate gelt (chocolate coins), and enjoying fried foods.

If you’re looking to get into the holiday spirit this year by taking on some of the cooking duties, check out some of our quick ‘n’ easy ideas for a traditional Hanukkah feast.

Chunky Applesauce – Great when teamed up with the latkes!

Looking to break away from tradition? Well not to fear–we’ve got some unique Hanukkah recipes from around the web that we’re so excited to share with you. Even if you decide not to make them yourself, you’ve got to at least check out the recipes to keep in mind for next year.

Hanukkah Beignets from Kveller – Filled with Nutella!

Homemade Hanukkah Gelt from Oh! Nuts Sweet and Crunchy Blog

I hope you found some great new recipes to add to your Hanukkah spread this year!

What’s the one food you can’t live without every Hanukkah season? Let us know in the comments below!


Top 10 Reasons to “Challah” for Hanukkah

The first night of Hanukkah begins tonight, and we’re so excited to celebrate with all of our loved ones. It’s always nice to wrap up the year with our favorite traditional holiday festivities, and what holiday festivity would be complete without food?!

While Hanukkah isn’t considered to be one of the most important Jewish holidays, its proximity to Christmas has made it visible in popular culture. A new candle is lit each night of Hanukkah to represent the miracle of the Hanukkah oil, which lasted for eight nights though it was only expected to last for one. Traditional activities involve lighting the menorah, spinning a dreidel to win chocolate gelt (chocolate coins), and enjoying fried foods.

If you’re looking to get into the holiday spirit this year by taking on some of the cooking duties, check out some of our quick ‘n’ easy ideas for a traditional Hanukkah feast.

Chunky Applesauce – Great when teamed up with the latkes!

Looking to break away from tradition? Well not to fear–we’ve got some unique Hanukkah recipes from around the web that we’re so excited to share with you. Even if you decide not to make them yourself, you’ve got to at least check out the recipes to keep in mind for next year.

Hanukkah Beignets from Kveller – Filled with Nutella!

Homemade Hanukkah Gelt from Oh! Nuts Sweet and Crunchy Blog

I hope you found some great new recipes to add to your Hanukkah spread this year!

What’s the one food you can’t live without every Hanukkah season? Let us know in the comments below!


Top 10 Reasons to “Challah” for Hanukkah

The first night of Hanukkah begins tonight, and we’re so excited to celebrate with all of our loved ones. It’s always nice to wrap up the year with our favorite traditional holiday festivities, and what holiday festivity would be complete without food?!

While Hanukkah isn’t considered to be one of the most important Jewish holidays, its proximity to Christmas has made it visible in popular culture. A new candle is lit each night of Hanukkah to represent the miracle of the Hanukkah oil, which lasted for eight nights though it was only expected to last for one. Traditional activities involve lighting the menorah, spinning a dreidel to win chocolate gelt (chocolate coins), and enjoying fried foods.

If you’re looking to get into the holiday spirit this year by taking on some of the cooking duties, check out some of our quick ‘n’ easy ideas for a traditional Hanukkah feast.

Chunky Applesauce – Great when teamed up with the latkes!

Looking to break away from tradition? Well not to fear–we’ve got some unique Hanukkah recipes from around the web that we’re so excited to share with you. Even if you decide not to make them yourself, you’ve got to at least check out the recipes to keep in mind for next year.

Hanukkah Beignets from Kveller – Filled with Nutella!

Homemade Hanukkah Gelt from Oh! Nuts Sweet and Crunchy Blog

I hope you found some great new recipes to add to your Hanukkah spread this year!

What’s the one food you can’t live without every Hanukkah season? Let us know in the comments below!


Top 10 Reasons to “Challah” for Hanukkah

The first night of Hanukkah begins tonight, and we’re so excited to celebrate with all of our loved ones. It’s always nice to wrap up the year with our favorite traditional holiday festivities, and what holiday festivity would be complete without food?!

While Hanukkah isn’t considered to be one of the most important Jewish holidays, its proximity to Christmas has made it visible in popular culture. A new candle is lit each night of Hanukkah to represent the miracle of the Hanukkah oil, which lasted for eight nights though it was only expected to last for one. Traditional activities involve lighting the menorah, spinning a dreidel to win chocolate gelt (chocolate coins), and enjoying fried foods.

If you’re looking to get into the holiday spirit this year by taking on some of the cooking duties, check out some of our quick ‘n’ easy ideas for a traditional Hanukkah feast.

Chunky Applesauce – Great when teamed up with the latkes!

Looking to break away from tradition? Well not to fear–we’ve got some unique Hanukkah recipes from around the web that we’re so excited to share with you. Even if you decide not to make them yourself, you’ve got to at least check out the recipes to keep in mind for next year.

Hanukkah Beignets from Kveller – Filled with Nutella!

Homemade Hanukkah Gelt from Oh! Nuts Sweet and Crunchy Blog

I hope you found some great new recipes to add to your Hanukkah spread this year!

What’s the one food you can’t live without every Hanukkah season? Let us know in the comments below!


Top 10 Reasons to “Challah” for Hanukkah

The first night of Hanukkah begins tonight, and we’re so excited to celebrate with all of our loved ones. It’s always nice to wrap up the year with our favorite traditional holiday festivities, and what holiday festivity would be complete without food?!

While Hanukkah isn’t considered to be one of the most important Jewish holidays, its proximity to Christmas has made it visible in popular culture. A new candle is lit each night of Hanukkah to represent the miracle of the Hanukkah oil, which lasted for eight nights though it was only expected to last for one. Traditional activities involve lighting the menorah, spinning a dreidel to win chocolate gelt (chocolate coins), and enjoying fried foods.

If you’re looking to get into the holiday spirit this year by taking on some of the cooking duties, check out some of our quick ‘n’ easy ideas for a traditional Hanukkah feast.

Chunky Applesauce – Great when teamed up with the latkes!

Looking to break away from tradition? Well not to fear–we’ve got some unique Hanukkah recipes from around the web that we’re so excited to share with you. Even if you decide not to make them yourself, you’ve got to at least check out the recipes to keep in mind for next year.

Hanukkah Beignets from Kveller – Filled with Nutella!

Homemade Hanukkah Gelt from Oh! Nuts Sweet and Crunchy Blog

I hope you found some great new recipes to add to your Hanukkah spread this year!

What’s the one food you can’t live without every Hanukkah season? Let us know in the comments below!


Top 10 Reasons to “Challah” for Hanukkah

The first night of Hanukkah begins tonight, and we’re so excited to celebrate with all of our loved ones. It’s always nice to wrap up the year with our favorite traditional holiday festivities, and what holiday festivity would be complete without food?!

While Hanukkah isn’t considered to be one of the most important Jewish holidays, its proximity to Christmas has made it visible in popular culture. A new candle is lit each night of Hanukkah to represent the miracle of the Hanukkah oil, which lasted for eight nights though it was only expected to last for one. Traditional activities involve lighting the menorah, spinning a dreidel to win chocolate gelt (chocolate coins), and enjoying fried foods.

If you’re looking to get into the holiday spirit this year by taking on some of the cooking duties, check out some of our quick ‘n’ easy ideas for a traditional Hanukkah feast.

Chunky Applesauce – Great when teamed up with the latkes!

Looking to break away from tradition? Well not to fear–we’ve got some unique Hanukkah recipes from around the web that we’re so excited to share with you. Even if you decide not to make them yourself, you’ve got to at least check out the recipes to keep in mind for next year.

Hanukkah Beignets from Kveller – Filled with Nutella!

Homemade Hanukkah Gelt from Oh! Nuts Sweet and Crunchy Blog

I hope you found some great new recipes to add to your Hanukkah spread this year!

What’s the one food you can’t live without every Hanukkah season? Let us know in the comments below!


Top 10 Reasons to “Challah” for Hanukkah

The first night of Hanukkah begins tonight, and we’re so excited to celebrate with all of our loved ones. It’s always nice to wrap up the year with our favorite traditional holiday festivities, and what holiday festivity would be complete without food?!

While Hanukkah isn’t considered to be one of the most important Jewish holidays, its proximity to Christmas has made it visible in popular culture. A new candle is lit each night of Hanukkah to represent the miracle of the Hanukkah oil, which lasted for eight nights though it was only expected to last for one. Traditional activities involve lighting the menorah, spinning a dreidel to win chocolate gelt (chocolate coins), and enjoying fried foods.

If you’re looking to get into the holiday spirit this year by taking on some of the cooking duties, check out some of our quick ‘n’ easy ideas for a traditional Hanukkah feast.

Chunky Applesauce – Great when teamed up with the latkes!

Looking to break away from tradition? Well not to fear–we’ve got some unique Hanukkah recipes from around the web that we’re so excited to share with you. Even if you decide not to make them yourself, you’ve got to at least check out the recipes to keep in mind for next year.

Hanukkah Beignets from Kveller – Filled with Nutella!

Homemade Hanukkah Gelt from Oh! Nuts Sweet and Crunchy Blog

I hope you found some great new recipes to add to your Hanukkah spread this year!

What’s the one food you can’t live without every Hanukkah season? Let us know in the comments below!


Top 10 Reasons to “Challah” for Hanukkah

The first night of Hanukkah begins tonight, and we’re so excited to celebrate with all of our loved ones. It’s always nice to wrap up the year with our favorite traditional holiday festivities, and what holiday festivity would be complete without food?!

While Hanukkah isn’t considered to be one of the most important Jewish holidays, its proximity to Christmas has made it visible in popular culture. A new candle is lit each night of Hanukkah to represent the miracle of the Hanukkah oil, which lasted for eight nights though it was only expected to last for one. Traditional activities involve lighting the menorah, spinning a dreidel to win chocolate gelt (chocolate coins), and enjoying fried foods.

If you’re looking to get into the holiday spirit this year by taking on some of the cooking duties, check out some of our quick ‘n’ easy ideas for a traditional Hanukkah feast.

Chunky Applesauce – Great when teamed up with the latkes!

Looking to break away from tradition? Well not to fear–we’ve got some unique Hanukkah recipes from around the web that we’re so excited to share with you. Even if you decide not to make them yourself, you’ve got to at least check out the recipes to keep in mind for next year.

Hanukkah Beignets from Kveller – Filled with Nutella!

Homemade Hanukkah Gelt from Oh! Nuts Sweet and Crunchy Blog

I hope you found some great new recipes to add to your Hanukkah spread this year!

What’s the one food you can’t live without every Hanukkah season? Let us know in the comments below!


Top 10 Reasons to “Challah” for Hanukkah

The first night of Hanukkah begins tonight, and we’re so excited to celebrate with all of our loved ones. It’s always nice to wrap up the year with our favorite traditional holiday festivities, and what holiday festivity would be complete without food?!

While Hanukkah isn’t considered to be one of the most important Jewish holidays, its proximity to Christmas has made it visible in popular culture. A new candle is lit each night of Hanukkah to represent the miracle of the Hanukkah oil, which lasted for eight nights though it was only expected to last for one. Traditional activities involve lighting the menorah, spinning a dreidel to win chocolate gelt (chocolate coins), and enjoying fried foods.

If you’re looking to get into the holiday spirit this year by taking on some of the cooking duties, check out some of our quick ‘n’ easy ideas for a traditional Hanukkah feast.

Chunky Applesauce – Great when teamed up with the latkes!

Looking to break away from tradition? Well not to fear–we’ve got some unique Hanukkah recipes from around the web that we’re so excited to share with you. Even if you decide not to make them yourself, you’ve got to at least check out the recipes to keep in mind for next year.

Hanukkah Beignets from Kveller – Filled with Nutella!

Homemade Hanukkah Gelt from Oh! Nuts Sweet and Crunchy Blog

I hope you found some great new recipes to add to your Hanukkah spread this year!

What’s the one food you can’t live without every Hanukkah season? Let us know in the comments below!


Top 10 Reasons to “Challah” for Hanukkah

The first night of Hanukkah begins tonight, and we’re so excited to celebrate with all of our loved ones. It’s always nice to wrap up the year with our favorite traditional holiday festivities, and what holiday festivity would be complete without food?!

While Hanukkah isn’t considered to be one of the most important Jewish holidays, its proximity to Christmas has made it visible in popular culture. A new candle is lit each night of Hanukkah to represent the miracle of the Hanukkah oil, which lasted for eight nights though it was only expected to last for one. Traditional activities involve lighting the menorah, spinning a dreidel to win chocolate gelt (chocolate coins), and enjoying fried foods.

If you’re looking to get into the holiday spirit this year by taking on some of the cooking duties, check out some of our quick ‘n’ easy ideas for a traditional Hanukkah feast.

Chunky Applesauce – Great when teamed up with the latkes!

Looking to break away from tradition? Well not to fear–we’ve got some unique Hanukkah recipes from around the web that we’re so excited to share with you. Even if you decide not to make them yourself, you’ve got to at least check out the recipes to keep in mind for next year.

Hanukkah Beignets from Kveller – Filled with Nutella!

Homemade Hanukkah Gelt from Oh! Nuts Sweet and Crunchy Blog

I hope you found some great new recipes to add to your Hanukkah spread this year!

What’s the one food you can’t live without every Hanukkah season? Let us know in the comments below!


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