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2019 Chanukah (Hanukkah) On December 22 — Closer To Christmas Than Last 2-Years, But Still No Cigar.

by Anura Guruge


Definitely not a ‘Chrismukkah‘ as it was kind of in 2016
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The first night of Chanukah/Hanukkah can fall anywhere from November 27 to December 26 (Boxing Day). So, it can definitely fall on Christmas day or thereabouts. It fell on Christmas Eve in 2016 and there was much excitement — especially among those that have friends and family across both faiths.

Since it is an 8-day celebration it can still be going on at Christmas even if its start does not coincide with Christmas day per se. That would be the case this year. It will definitely span Christmas and stretch all the way close to New Year’s Eve.

That was NOT the case last year (2018) and the year before (2017). Chanukah/Hanukkah started in ‘early’ December. But, not so this year. It starts 3-days before. Close, but no cigar.

The jackpot will be in 2024 — when it will AGAIN be on Christmas Day.

Last time it fell on December 22 was in 1989 — 30-years ago.


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Australia v New Zealand Boxing Day Test Match Will Be On Christmas Day In The U.S.

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This has to do with the 16 hour time difference between Melbourne, Australia and U.S. East Coast. That is a BIG time difference. But, it is still going to be incongruous having a Test match being played on Christmas day — even if it is at 7pm at night. That said, I will probably watch it.

As has been the case in recent years we will have two parallel Tests — the other the South Africa v England Test from South Africa. That will air on Boxing Day.


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The Picture Of The Day (Google Pixel 2) + 6 Also-Rans — December 26, 2017 (Boxing Day).

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We Got Works Of Art For Christmas 2017, From The Resident Artist.

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She had been working on these, on her own and in secret, for the last few weeks — in a downstairs craft area. If she heard me coming down the stairs she would shout at me to stay away. So we knew she was making something, but nothing this elaborate.

This is free hand. Made my day. Definitely better than a phone or activity tracker — and I got those too, BUT my ‘Daddy’ painting was my favorite.


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Christmas Day 2017 — A VERY FEW Pictures For ‘The Record’.

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It was a good Christmas despite the 4″ – 5″ inches of snow in the morning. We expected to lose power. We didn’t. It stopped snowing at 1pm. Light, fluffy snow. Was not hard to shovel. We, working together, had the whole driveway down to the blacktop within 75 minutes. Then we celebrated with a ton of takeout Chinese including duck. It was good.


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The Picture Of The Day (Sony a6500) + 6 Also-Rans — December 25, 2017 (Christmas).

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How Often Chanukah (Hanukkah) Has Fallen On A Particular Day, Nov. 27 — Dec. 26, Since 1900.

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Yes, Chanukah/Hanukkah falls on certain days — within the 30-day range it can fall on — more often than not, though over, the last 118 years, the distribution has been fairly even, as one would hope (and expect).

December 7, for whatever reason, has been more favored than any other.

December 12, as in 2017, has had 5, which is a fairly common.

The first day of the range, November 27, as can often be the case, has only had 2 ‘showings’.

Enjoy.


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2017 Chanukah (Hanukkah) On December 12 — Definitely Not ‘Chrismukkah’.

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Chanukah/Hanukkah last year (i.e., 2016) being on Christmas Eve was exciting and special, a ‘Chrismukkah’ — and we were lucky enough to be gifted Hanukkah Christmas Tree Topper. See picture above.

This year it is 13-days ahead of Christmas.

In 2018 it will be 23-days before Christmas.

Then it 2019 we will again be within spitting distance, only to draw away again the next year.

The jackpot will be in 2024 — when it will AGAIN be on Christmas Day.


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Chanukah (Hanukkah) Coinciding With Christmas, ‘Chrismukkah’.

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There will be a fair amount of interest this year since Chanukah/Hanukkah First Night, falls on Christmas Eve.

That is special. Only the 4th time it has fallen on Christmas Even since 1900.

Chanukah/Hanukkah First Night can also fall on Christmas Day, as it did in 2005 and will again in 2024.

But, given the 8-day span of Chanukah/Hanukkah this ‘Chrismukkah’ conjunction can happen any time Chanukah/Hanukkah falls December 18th and Christmas day.

This has happened 33 times since 1900 to 2016: 1902, 1905, 1908, 1910, 1913, 1916, 1921, 1924, 1927, 1932, 1935, 1940, 1943, 1946, 1951, 1954, 1959, 1962, 1965, 1970, 1973, 1978, 1981, 1984, 1989, 1992, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2008, 2011 & 2016.

It will happen 20 times between next year and 2099: 2019, 2022, 2024, 2027, 2030, 2035, 2038, 2046, 2049, 2054, 2057, 2065, 2068, 2073, 2076, 2084, 2087, 2092, 2095 & 2098.

You don’t have to wait long. Next one is in but 3 years! 2019.


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Earliest & Latest Chanukah (Hanukkah) — First Night — 1900 To 2099.

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So you can see why it, viz. Chanukah/Hanukkah First Night, can and will fall on Christmas Eve (as it will in 2016), Christmas Day (as it will on 2024) or on Boxing Day (as it will on 2032).


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