Hanukkah 2016 Dates: When Does The Jewish Festival Of Lights Begin, 5 Things You Need To Know

Many Jews across the world will light the first candle on their menorah on Saturday evening to mark the start of the eight days and nights of Hanukkah, or Chanukah. The celebration, which is also known as the” festival of lights,” is often referred to as the Jewish equivalent of Christmas. This year, its start date will coincide with the Christian holiday. Here are five things to know about Hanukkah.

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