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Jews Festival of Hanukkah 2017

Eight days of lighting candles of a candelabrum with nine branches.

Jews Festival of Hanukkah 2017

Hanukkah is a Jewish holiday commemorating the rededication of the Holy Temple (the Second Temple) in Jerusalem at the time of the Maccabean Revolt against the Seleucid Empire. 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. It is also known as the Festival of Lights and the Feast of Dedication. The Jews Festival of Hanukkah is celebrated in 2017 from sunset, Tuesday, December 12 to nightfall, Wednesday, December 20.