Hanukkah is one of the most joyous of Jewish holidays. Learn more about the traditions and history behind the Festival of Lights known as Hanukkah (also spelled Chanukah). The celebration lasts for eight nights and days.
The Hebrew calendar (also called the Jewish calendar) follows the lunar (or moon) cycle.
In 2023, Hanukkah starts the evening of December 7 and ends on December 15.