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The Eight Days of Chanukah

The Eight Days of Chanukah

Your Hanukkah 2015 Calendar

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Sunday, December 6, 2015

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.
Monday, December 7, 2015

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.
Tuesday, December 8, 2015

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.
Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Kislev 27

 
fourth Night of Chanukah Tonight is the fourth Night of Chanukah

Recite blessings 1 and 2 and kindle four lights in the menorah.
Thursday, December 10, 2015

Kislev 28

 
fifth Night of Chanukah Tonight is the fifth Night of Chanukah

Recite blessings 1 and 2 and kindle five lights in the menorah.
Friday, December 11, 2015

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. The menorah should be lit before lighting the Shabbat Candles (18 minutes before sunset).
Light Shabbat Candles
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Shabbat, December 12, 2015

Kislev 30

 
seventh Night of Chanukah Tonight is the seventh Night of Chanukah.
After nightfall (click here for local times), recite blessings 1 and 2 and kindle seven lights in the menorah. The menorah is lit after Shabbat ends and the Havdalah is recited.
Sunday, December 13, 2015

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, 2015
Yes, the menorah can be put away now, you can also leave it out for a few days if you wish to.
Chabad.org Staff
chabadone.org
December 16, 2015
Do you take the menorah away after the 8th light is lit?
Brie Taylor
Culver City
December 15, 2015
To Alan
All candles are lit from left to right, the first candle is placed on the right side and lit as is. The second candles are placed from right to left and lit left to right. Hope that helps.
Chabad.org Staff
chabadone.org
December 14, 2015
Thank you so much for your information. It's a blessing
Paul van Beek
Lakeland; Florida
December 10, 2015
Whew! So glad I checked here. I would have messed up Friday night. Chanukah candles and prayers first, then Shabbos!
Jerri Reich
Marietta
December 10, 2015
I thought the first light was on the left side of the menorah. Then, on the right side.
Alan Griff
Tamaqua
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
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