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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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by Anura Guruge