Chanukah Ends for the year 2023 is celebrated/observed on Sunday, December 18th. There are until the next observance.

Chanukah is an important Jewish festival that occurs every year on December 18. The event begins at midnight on December 18 and concludes at midnight on December 26. The eight-day Jewish holiday recalls the Maccabees’ remarkable victory against the Seleucid Greek invaders. The liberators reclaimed Jerusalem’s Holy Temple, which had been turned into a center of idol worship. They were on the lookout for pure oil to light the Temple menorah. The oil they discovered was hardly enough to last one day. Surprisingly, the oil lasted eight days before they could bring more to the shrine.

📆 When is Chanukah Ends?

This year, Chanukah Ends is on December 18th. It is the 3rd Sunday in December; in 2023, it is on Monday.

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Did you know: In English, the word “Chanukah” means “dedication.”

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📜 History of Chanukah Ends

The festival commemorates Judaism’s long existence. According to the Jewish calendar, Chanukah begins on the 25th of Kislev and ends on the first of Tevet. The final day of Chanukah is the eighth day, also known as Zose Hanukkah, Zos Hanukkah, or Zot Hanukkah. Many Jewish ceremonies begin before sundown.

For many Jewish Americans, Chanukah is one of the happiest Jewish holidays. On this day, the majority of Jewish households burn candles on a candle holder known as a Hanukiah. They eat hot potato pancakes, exchange gifts, and play with a spinning toy known as a “dreidel,” which is especially popular during Chanukah. Several daytime and nighttime activities are held in the United States during Chanukah. The majority of food consumed is fried in oil. They often attend music festivals where people sing and spin the dreidel. There are athletic events in addition to concerts and plays.

☑️ Chanukah Ends facts

Kids get gifts
Giving gifts to youngsters on each of the eight nights of Chanukah has become a common habit.

Lighting nine candles
A Hanukkiah with nine candles is lit during Chanukah.

Candles are lit in an order
The candles for Chanukah are lit from right to left.

Things to do on Chanukah Ends

Attend temple
You can celebrate the festival by going to a Jewish temple. It is a spiritually uplifting experience.

Learn to play the dreidel
Learn how to play the dreidel, which is a traditional Chanukah game. A dreidel is a spinning top with four sides. Each side has a Hebrew letter carved into it.

Light the menorah
Many Jewish families lit candles to commemorate the miracle that occurred in the temple many years ago. During the day, avoid lighting the candle.

📅 Chanukah Ends Observances

2022 December 18 Sunday
2023 December 18 Monday
2024 December 18 Wednesday
2025 December 18 Thursday
2026 December 18 Friday

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