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Chag HaBanot / חַג הַבָּנוֹת

North African Chanukah festival of daughters ✡️

Chag HaBanot for Hebrew Year 5785 begins at sundown on and ends at nightfall on .

Rosh Chodesh l’banot (ראש חודש לבנות‎ also known as Chag habanot חג הבנות‎ [Girls’ Day]), and in Arabic as Eid al-Banat, is a holiday, celebrated by some of the Jewish communities in the Middle East on Rosh Chodesh of the Jewish month of Tevet, during the Jewish holiday of Chanukah. The Jewish community where the holiday was most preserved is in Tunisia. But there is also evidence that it was also celebrated in Jewish communities in Libya, Algeria, Kushta, Morocco and Thessaloniki.

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Dates for Chag HaBanot

HolidayStartsEndsHebrew Date
Chag HaBanot 2021 30 Kislev 5782
Chag HaBanot 2022 30 Kislev 5783
Chag HaBanot 2023 1 Tevet 5784
Chag HaBanot 2024 30 Kislev 5785
Chag HaBanot 2025 30 Kislev 5786
Chag HaBanot 2026 30 Kislev 5787
Chag HaBanot 2027 30 Kislev 5788
Chag HaBanot 2028 30 Kislev 5789


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