Tuesday, December 12, 2017 by Mary O'Connor | holiday
Hanukkah 2017 begins at sunset (4:48 where the O'Connor Music Studio is located) on Tuesday, December 12 and ends on Wednesday, December 20.
Hanukkah is the Festival of Lights.
It commemorates the victory of the ancient Israelites over the Syrian Greek army and the subsequent miracle of restoring the menorah in the Holy Temple in Jerusalem.
The miracle of Hanukkah is that only one vial of oil was found with just enough oil for one day, and yet it lasted for eight full days.