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The Eight Days of Chanukah

The Eight Days of Chanukah

Your Hanukkah 2014 Calendar

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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Kislev 24

first Night of Chanukah Tonight is the first Night of Chanukah
Recite blessings 1, 2 and 3 and kindle one light in the menorah.
Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Kislev 25

 
second Night of Chanukah Tonight is the second Night of Chanukah
Recite blessings 1 and 2 and kindle two lights in the menorah.
Thursday, December 18, 2014

Kislev 26

 
third Night of Chanukah Tonight is the third Night of Chanukah

Recite blessings 1 and 2 and kindle three lights in the menorah.
Friday, December 19, 2014

Kislev 27

 
fourth Night of Chanukah Tonight is the fourth Night of Chanukah

The menorah should be lit before lighting the Shabbat Candles (18 minutes before sunset).
Light Shabbat Candles
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Shabbat, December 20, 2014

Kislev 28

 
fifth Night of Chanukah Tonight is the fifth Night of Chanukah

After nightfall (click here for local times), recite blessings 1 and 2 and kindle four lights in the menorah. The menorah is lit after Shabbat ends and the Havdalah is recited.
Sunday, December 21, 2014

Kislev 29

 
sixth Night of Chanukah Tonight is the sixth Night of Chanukah

Recite blessings 1 and 2 and kindle six lights in the menorah.
Monday, December 22, 2014

Kislev 30

 
seventh Night of Chanukah Tonight is the seventh Night of Chanukah.
Recite blessings 1 and 2 and kindle seven lights in the menorah.
Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Tevet 1

 
eighth Night of Chanukah Tonight is the eighth Night of Chanukah.

Recite blessings 1 and 2 and kindle eight lights in the menorah.
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December 17, 2014
Thank you, it's been a long time for me
Paul Rayburn
Winnipeg
November 13, 2014
Thank you so much for that answer. I now understand. I really appreciate your help.
Anonymous
NY
November 12, 2014
To Anonymous
When calculating the days of Chanukah you need to bear in mind that the Jewish day begins the night before. In other words, in 2014 the first candle is lit on December 16 but the actual first day is the 17th, likewise, the eighth day of Chanukah will begin at nightfall of December 23 and last through sundown of the next day.
Chabad.org Staff
mychabad.org
November 11, 2014
If there is 8 days do Chanukah and the 8 th candle is lit on the 23rd. Why doe the calendar say it is from the 16 th to the 24 th.? Isn't that 9 days? And what is celebrated on the 24th?
Anonymous
New York
October 20, 2014
To Anonymous
One gift is fine and even no gift is fine. I'm sure your roommate will appreciate your Happy Chanukah wishes.
Chabad.org Staff
mychabad.org
October 20, 2014
My roommate is Jewish and I know very little about Chanukah. I'm a broke college kid, so I don't plan on buying 8 presents. Is it okay to give a present on just 1 day? I was thinking the final night, but I'm unsure if I'm breaking a custom.
Anonymous
December 24, 2013
Menorah
I am not Jewish but I love candles and recently puchased a non-traditional looking Menorah to put on my dining room table. The stand is made out of metal and is low in height with glass holders for the candles. My grandchildren laughed and asked why I bought it - I said I liked it. I don't see why I have to be Jewish to have such a beautiful display of candles for the holidays.
Anonymous
December 2, 2013
Re lighting the Menorah
The Menorah should be lit from left to right.
Mrs. Chana Benjaminson
mychabad.org
December 2, 2013
Candle Lighting Direction
Are we supposed to light the menora from right to left?
Meredith
New Hampshire
November 26, 2013
To Anonymous
On weeknights, the custom of many communities (including Chabad-Lubavitch) is to light the menorah shortly after sunset; other communities light it at nightfall. In either case, the menorah must contain enough fuel at the time of the lighting to burn until 30 minutes after nightfall.
If the Chanukah lights were not lit early in the evening, they can be kindled later, as long as there are people in the streets (or others awake in the house).
Chabad.org Staff
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