Koala Star: Tell me about Hanukkah?
Star Turtle: Hanukkah comes from the story of the oil of the temple that could last for one night, but the miracles of the God helped the oil last for eight nights. In Genesis, God said, “let there be light,” the day begins in darkness and ends in light from the Sun. Evening starts in darkness and born into light.
Koala Star: Why is it that in 2016 the beginning of Hanukkah is December 24th 2016?
Star Turtle: Because the Judean calendar is based on the moon. The Julian calendar is based on the Sun versus the Judean calendar is based on the moon. The moon cycle is based on the phases of the moon, from the full moon to the new moon.
If you look at the influence of the Julian calendar, the first day of Winter is on December 21st, 2016 until March, which is different for the Southern Hemisphere.