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When is Chanukah in 2017?

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If yes, you have come to the right place. Chanukah in 2017 will be observed on Tuesday, 12th December.

Chanukah which is also known as ‘Chanuka’, ‘Hanuka’, ‘Hanukka’, ‘Hannukah’ or ‘Hanukkah’ is the Jewish Festival of Lights, the Feast of Consecration, or the Feast of the Maccabees.

The story of Chanukah begins in 167 B.C. while Jerusalem was ruled by the Greek Empire. King Antiochus the 4th forced the Jews to reject their religion and to worship the Greek Gods instead. As a result, the Jews began a revolt, Judas Maccabeus being the leader.

However, Chanukah in 2017 begins on the evening of Tuesday, 12th December and will last until the evening of Wednesday, 20th December. Chanukah celebrates the rededication of the temple in Jerusalem, after 3 years of fighting against the Greeks.