First Day Of Hanukkah 2009?

My girlfriend of a long time is Jewish (practicing) and every year around this time I really ignore Hanukkah and push Christmas on her.
This year I want to make it different for her. When Does Hanukka start in 2009?
What is the first day of Hanukkah in 2009?

asked by Richard in Holidays | 2976 views | 12-01-2009 at 03:40 PM

The first day of Hanukkah in 2009 is on Saturday, December 12, meaning the first candle to be lit is on Friday night, December 11. You light the candle (only 1 the first night) after sunset (about 6 o clock or so) and after a couple minutes of it burning, give her the present (something small but thoughtful, like maybe earrings)

Normally people give gifts on the first night, but I think that any time during the holiday is ok. If she was religious you would have to wait until the second day on Saturday night or Sunday (since the first day is on Shabbos, the Jewish sabbath).

answered by Michaela | 12-01-2009 at 03:42 PM

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