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When is the 1st Day of Hanukah Menorah Candle Lighting? 2014,2015

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When is the 1st Day of Hanukah Menorah Candle Lighting? 2014,2015

Hanukkah in Brooklyn is celebrated by thousands of people, and includes public lightings of two thirty-foot high menorahs. Seen here, a menorah in a Greenpoint home.

Photo courtesy of AMW

Question: When is the 1st Day of Hanukah Menorah Candle Lighting? 2011,2012,2013,2014,2015

Whether you spell it Chanukah, Hanukah, or Hanukkah, the eight-day Jewish "festival of lights" is celebrated in Brooklyn schools, homes, and public spaces. But unlike Christmas, which falls on the same day every calendar year, the dates for Chanukah are as variable as the holiday's spelling. Find out when the first and last nights are for Hanukkah candle lighting from 2011 through 2015.

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Calendar Dates for Hanukkah 2013-2015


Chanukah 2013
First night of menorah candle lighting: Wednesday, November 27
Last night: Wednesday, December 4

Chanukah 2014
First night of menorah candle lighting: Tuesday, December 16
Last night: Wednesday, December 23


Chanukah 2015
First night of menorah candle lighting: Sunday, December 6
Last night: Monday,December 13

Jewish holidays start in the evening, so when people say "the first day" of Hanukkah, it can be confusing. Is it the first day, or the first night? It's important in Brooklyn, because there's a sizable Jewish population in this borough of New York City who observe this year-end holiday. Find out when to light the first candle of the menorah — and when's your last chance to give a timely Hanukkah present.

Source: Chabad.org

 

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