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Chanukah (Hanukkah) 2016 Will Begin (With First Candle) At Sundown On December 24th — Christmas Eve.

by Anura Guruge


Yes, it is definite.

First first Menorah candle will be lit the evening of December 24, 2016 — Christmas Eve.

[First full day of Chanukah (Hanukkah) 2016 will be Christmas Day — but that is Day #2 in terms of Menorah candles.]

Refer to this November 23, 2016 post for more background.


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Original from “Chabad.org” at http://www.chabad.org/. This image annotated by author to highlight the 8-days of Hanukkah 2016 begins in the evening of December 24 (Christmas Eve). Click to ENLARGE.



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When Is Hanukkah (Chanukah) 2016 — December 24th or December 25th (Christmas)?

by Anura Guruge


It is the adjacency to Christmas that makes this rather important —
Hanukkah not falling on Christmas day that often.

You would think that there would be NO discrepancy.

But, there is. As you will see.

And yes, I understand that Jewish holidays start at sundown where a ‘day’, per the ‘European’ calendar/convention, starts at midnight. And with Hanukkah there is the ‘first day’ — though that is when the first candle is lit. So, it would not, and should not, be taken as the next day.


And we do have a definitive answer
(as of Friday, November 25, 2016) thanks to

Chani Benjaminson of Chabad.org (referenced below).

“The Jewish day begins the night before, so while the first day of Chanukkah 2016 will be on the 25th, the first night is the 24th and that’s when the first Menorah candle will be lit. See this handy calendar for more details:

http://www.chabad.org/calendar/view/month.asp?tdate=12/25/2016

Best wishes,

Chani Benjaminson
Chabad.org”

OK?


Time and Date” an accepted source for such information says
December 25, 2016.

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Click to ENLARGE and read here. Use link above to access original.


chabad.org, that appears quite Jewish, says December 24!

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Wikipedia concurs, with December 25 — i.e., Christmas. “Farmer’s Almanac” also says December 24!


Then there is this — “The United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism“.
They sound like an outfit that would know this stuff. They claim December 25!

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So, I am confused. I just wanted to research when it falls on Christmas. Thanks.


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Cute But Recycled Animated Rocks Google Doodles For First Day Of Fall(/Spring) 2016.

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Hemisphere specific.

Same Google Doodle used in Spring 2016 — Northern Hemisphere.


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March 21, 2016, ‘First Day Of Spring’ Snow In New Hampshire Lakes — WMUR Was Wrong.

by Anura Guruge


Click pictures to ENLARGE.

Attribution WILL be enforced.


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Much more snow that I was led to believe. I didn’t watch the WMUR forecast last night — I was too engrossed in watching the highlights of Sri Lanka v West Indies on Willow TV.

But I did interrupt by #ICCWT20 viewing to catch the forecast on Saturday night. WMUR was emphatic. Snow would be to the South and East of Concord. Well we are to the North of Concord. So I was surprised by how much we got. Probably 4″ and a bit more in some places.

I shoveled BECAUSE I like to shovel. I have never denied not being strange. It was easy to shovel. Very light, very fluffy. It was beginning to melt as I was shoveling as the temp. was rapidly rising above 32°F. It was nice. Gave me an excuse not to run since it is an hour of shoveling or ‘the run’. The dogs were OK. I took them for a walk and they could play outside while I shoveled.

All the pictures taken with my Panasonic Lumix LX100.


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Adorable, Rotating Google Doodle To Celebrate Evidence Of Water On Mars — September 29, 2015.

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The REACH, once again, makes sense. Bravo.


Is The Squirrel In ‘First Day Of Autumn’ 2015 Google Doodle Being Naughty (Or Nice)?

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Real Cute, Peek-a-Boo Google Doodle For Northern Hemisphere ‘First Day Of Autumn’ 2015 — Sept. 23.

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The REACH of this Doodle, for a refreshing change, makes sense.


Last year’s recycled equivalent on September 23, 2014.