What Jewish holiday is in December?

What Jewish holiday is in December?

Calendar of Jewish Holidays

Academic Year 2020-2021 Jewish Year 5781
Hanukkah Thurs-Fri, Dec. 10-18, 2020
Purim Fri-Sat, Feb. 26-27, 2021
Passover* Sat-Sat, March 27-April 3, 2021
Shavuot Sun-Mon, May 16-17, 2021

What Jewish holiday coincides with Christmas?

Hanukkah lasts for eight days and starts on the eve of the Kislev 25, the month in the Jewish calendar that occurs at about the same time as December.

How is Christmas and Hanukkah different?

Christmas and Hanukkah are holidays celebrated in the winter that are very different celebrations. Christmas celebrates the birth of Christ, while Hanukkah is in remembrance of past miraculous event, when Jews reclaimed their temple after Syrians forced them to worship false gods.

Is Hanukkah a Christmas holiday?

Although a relatively minor holiday in strictly religious terms, Hanukkah has attained major cultural significance in North America and elsewhere, especially among secular Jews, due to its occurring around the same time as Christmas.

What is older Hanukkah or Christmas?

Hanukkah originated nearly six centuries before Christmas as the celebration of a Hebrew military victory, the liberation of Jerusalem from its Macedonian-Greek occupiers. As Hanukkah was transformed into a festival of lights, commemorated by the nine-candled menorah, it, too, came to take on seasonal associations.

Does Hanukkah celebrate Santa Claus?

Some Americans might be quick to say that Hanukkah Harry is the patron figure of Hanukkah, comparable to Santa Claus’s role for Christmas. Both Santa and Harry want to ensure all the good “gentile” girls and boys still receive their presents.

What are the major holidays in Judaism?

All year long there are many holidays that the Jewish people love to celebrate. Seven of the major Jewish holidays are Shabbat, Purim, Passover, Yom Kippur, Hanukkah, Rosh Hashana, and Shavuot. Each holiday has its own customs, presentations, and services that make it different from the other Jewish holidays.

Why to celebrate Jewish holidays?

It is increasingly common for Gentile Christians to celebrate the biblical, Jewish holidays, and there are many commendable reasons for doing so. Here are a few: (1) The biblical holy days are infused with spiritual and prophetic significance.

What religious holidays do the Jews celebrate?


  • Rosh Hashanah.
  • Yom Kippur.
  • Sukkot.
  • Shemini Atzeret.
  • Simchat Torah.
  • Hanukkah.
  • Tu B’Shevat.
  • Purim.
  • Passover.
  • How do Jews celebrate their holidays?

    All jewish holidays are very joyous and happy. They are celebrated with family and friends with its’ special unique parties (Seudot) to celebrate its special meaning. All Jewish Religious Holidays are in commemoration of a miracle that happened to the Jewish nation in its early years. The three major Jewish religious holidays, Passover, Shavuot and Sukkoth are in tribute to the Jewish nation redemption of Egypt.