In 2019, Hanukkah was held from the evening of Sunday, December 22 to the evening of Monday, December 30, 2019. The festival is held for a duration of eight days. Hanukkah depends on the Hebrew calendar, and it does not have a specific date of the Gregorian calendar.
The Hebrew calendar is lunisolar; this means that it is determined by the positions of the Sun and the Moon. The months are based on the lunar cycles. Hanukkah is celebrated from the 25th of Kislev to the 2nd of Tevet in the Hebrew calendar.
In 2020, the festival will hold from the evening of Thursday, December 10, and end in the evening on Friday, December 18, 2020.
Hanukkah 2019 began last December 22. Do remember that Hanukkah always starts and ends in the evening. It ended on the evening of December 30. For every night that this Jewish holiday is celebrated, they usually light up candles on the Menorah every night. The symbolism of this is the celebration of the rededication of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem.
There are some special foods that are eaten during the holiday. There are also some who would sing different songs and also exchange gifts in order to celebrate the holiday. Some people would choose to host while there are also others who would choose to attend the Hanukkah parties.