December 23, 2016, 10:00 AM
Holiday Wishes 2016
If you are celebrating the Holiday Season, I would like to wish you all the best during this time and lots of good health and happiness in the coming year.
One of my favorite pickers, plays Chestnuts are roasting...
Here's Why Christmas and First Night of Hanukkah Overlap This Year for the First Time Since 1978
The only thing better than one holiday is two holidays, right? Christmas and the first night of Hanukkah will overlap this year for the first time since 1978, and experts believe the rare occurrence will happen more often in the future.
Hanukkah begins at sundown on Christmas Eve (December 24) this year — and ends on New Year's Day (January 1) — because of the difference between the civil, solar Gregorian calendar and the lunar Jewish calendar. A solar year lasts 365 and a quarter days, while a lunar year lasts approximately 354 days, requiring a leap or "intercalary" month, according to Time.
In 2016, the intercalary month was added to the Hebrew calendar and started in late February, causing Hanukkah to appear later on the Gregorian calendar. The Jewish calendar is presently on the year 5777, as Jews count years from Creation (3761/3760 BCE).
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December 29, 2016, 01:29 PM
Re: Holiday Wishes 2016
Happy Holidays to you as well, Steve