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Happy Chanukah (or Hanukkah) 2018 — December 2 — 10.

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I am never sure as to what the right greeting should be for many of the Jewish holidays, BUT I know that when it comes to Chanukah “happy” is the right word.

So, Happy Chanukah/Happy Hanukkah. Enjoy.


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Last Time Chanukah (Hanukkah) Started On December 2 Was 38-Years Ago.

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Yes, last time Chanukah (Hanukkah) started on December 2 was 1980. 38-years ago.

Prior to that it was 1961, 1923 & 1904.

This makes it the 5th time since 1900.

As this graph from last year shows that, i.e., 5-times, is par for the course., Nothing to get excited about.

Next time will be 2037 — 19-years from now (and interestingly, half the interval from the prior occurrence).

It was also a 19-year gap between 1980 and 1961 … and between 1923 and 1904.


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Yes, Chanukah/Hanukkah falls on certain days — within the 30-day range it can fall on — more often than not, though over, the last 118 years, the distribution has been fairly even, as one would hope (and expect).

December 7, for whatever reason, has been more favored than any other.

December 12, as in 2017, has had 5, which is a fairly common.

The first day of the range, November 27, as can often be the case, has only had 2 ‘showings’.

Enjoy.


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Roku Adds A Hanukkah Channel Ahead Of The December 12, 2017 Start Of Chanukah (Hanukkah).

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Pretty neat. If you have a Roku (and everybody really should have one) just search channels for ‘Hanukkah‘.

It should be fun and informative — and how can you go wrong when they cover both music and cooking.

Enjoy.


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How Often Chanukah (Hanukkah) Has Fallen On A Particular Day, Nov. 27 — Dec. 26, Since 1900.

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Yes, Chanukah/Hanukkah falls on certain days — within the 30-day range it can fall on — more often than not, though over, the last 118 years, the distribution has been fairly even, as one would hope (and expect).

December 7, for whatever reason, has been more favored than any other.

December 12, as in 2017, has had 5, which is a fairly common.

The first day of the range, November 27, as can often be the case, has only had 2 ‘showings’.

Enjoy.


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2017 Chanukah (Hanukkah) On December 12 — Definitely Not ‘Chrismukkah’.

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Chanukah/Hanukkah last year (i.e., 2016) being on Christmas Eve was exciting and special, a ‘Chrismukkah’ — and we were lucky enough to be gifted Hanukkah Christmas Tree Topper. See picture above.

This year it is 13-days ahead of Christmas.

In 2018 it will be 23-days before Christmas.

Then it 2019 we will again be within spitting distance, only to draw away again the next year.

The jackpot will be in 2024 — when it will AGAIN be on Christmas Day.


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2017 Chanukah (Hanukkah) On December 12 — First Time In 46-Years!

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Chanukah/Hanukkah is a moveable feast. Depending on the year it can fall on any day between November 27 and December 26. See above image. 

Typically it falls on the same day, e.g., December 12, every 19 years. You can see that in the 2nd image. But, sometimes the gap can be 46 years or maybe 57.

Well as it happens the last time Chanukah/Hanukkah fell on a December 12 was in 1971. Some of you may not have been born at the time!

So, this is rather SPECIAL. Savor it. Talk about it. Comment on it. Work out who was born in 1971 …


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