Hanukkah, also known as Chanukah or the Festival of Lights, is a Jewish festival that lasts for eight days. In the Hebrew calendar, Hanukkah starts on the 25th of Kislev, which corresponds to the time frame between late November and December in the Gregorian Calendar. In 2022, the first day of Hanukkah begins at sundown on December 18, and the festival ends at sundown on December 26. This holiday commemorated the Maccabean Revolt when Jews fought against their oppressors during the second century B.C.
Hanukkah is not a public holiday in the United States, so businesses and schools remain open.