Chanukah 2005 falls on December 26th 2005, The first night of candle lighting is on Dec. 25th.

The Chanukah Story
In 333 B.C.E., Alexander the Great conquered Persia. Judea, which was under Persian rule, became part of the Greek Empire. After the death of Alexander the Great, the Greek Empire was divided and Judea became under control of the Syrians. Continued