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First Day of Hanukkah

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Wednesday, November 27, 2013:
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First Day of Hanukkah

November 27, 2013


Hanukkah, also known as the Festival of Lights and Feast of Dedication, is an eight-day Jewish holiday commemorating the rededication of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem at the time of the Maccabean Revolt against the Seleucid Empire of the 2nd century BCE. Hanukkah is observed for eight nights and days, starting on the 25th day of Kislev according to the Hebrew calendar, which may occur at any time from late November to late December in the Gregorian calendar.

In the 2013 year, Hanukkah will begin on the evening of November 27th and end on the evening of December 5th.