Lighting Chanukah Lights


Can we start lighting the Hannuka candles from inbetween the 8 days?

Also, if for some reason, a day was skipped without lighting the Hannuka, can we continue lighting the Hannuka??


What is the halacha in this regards?



  1. Yes – and yes.

    If a person, for whatever the reason, did not light on the first night of Chanukah, they should light on the second night using two candles plus the shamash. The same is true for any other night. For example, a person who forgot to light (or wasn’t able to light) on the third night of Chanukah, should continue lighting on the fourth night using four candles plus the shamash.

    Best wishes from the Team