Hanukkah is on the 25th day of the ninth Hebrew month. It is referred to as the Feast of Dedication and also as the Feast of Lights with the lighting of the menorah.
In the “old testament” in the second chapter of Haggai, we have a prophesy on the 24th day of the ninth month in verses 18-19 as follows:
“Consider now from this day and upward, from the four and twentieth day of the ninth month, even from the day that the foundation of the Lord’s temple was laid, consider it. Is the seed yet in the barn?”
The seed (singular) in the Bible is a reference to the seed of the woman (Gen. 3:15), and the question being asked on Hanukkah evening is whether that seed is still in the barn or whether it has been “planted in the field” (a reference to conception). This seed and its planting is the foundation of the Lord’s temple (Rev. 21:22).
We can read of this conception at Luke 1:40-41 and at the very instant of the greeting of Mary and Elizabeth, Mary was impregnated and as required there is always at least two witnesses. In this case, John the Baptist (in utero) leaps in the womb and Elizabeth, even though not having seen Mary for at least 6 months, is filled with the Holy Spirit which is present at that time. The Greek language is quite explicit in describing this moment and the responses of Mary and Elizabeth. John the Baptist was then born a little over 3 months later (since Elizabeth was in her 6th month) at the time of Passover and Christ was born 6 months after John at the time of Rosh Hashanah and Feast of Tabernacles which occurs in the month of September. This all ties in perfectly with the ancient Coptic calendar where September 11 was the first day its year and remains the oldest calendar in use today.