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The Gemara in Shabbos 21b gives an explanation for Beis Shammai's opinion that one should count down candles throughout Chanukah that it's just like the karbanos of Sukkos which also counted down.

The latest time to bring Bikkurim is Chanukah, and the latest time, according to the Tanna Kamma, to say the accompanying passages is Sukkos (Bikkurim 1:6).

The Haftarah of the second day of Sukkos is that of the Chanukas HaBayis, paralleling the Chanukas HaMizbeiach of Chanukah. Remember, we say Mizmor Shir Chanukas HaBayis throughout Chanukah after Shacharis.

Chagai (Perek Beis) received a nevuah on Hoshanah Rabbah concerning Galus Yavan.

Both a Sukkah (Sukkah 2a) and a Menorah (Shabbos 22a) must be less than 20 amos tall.

And, of course, Maccabim 2:10:9-10 records that the eight days of Chanukah paralleled those of Sukkos, and they took Aravos and Lulavim to celebrate the neis that occurred.

Why are there so many parallels between Chanukah and Sukkos?

  • Chachamim like to institute כעין דאורייתא, you can see this with the asmachtot which are searching a model in Tora for a purely rabbinical law. – kouty Jan 3 '17 at 5:20
  • Wasn't the first Chanukat HaBayit on Sukkot? – Double AA Feb 2 '17 at 14:49
  • @DoubleAA Technically it started before Yom Kippur, but it extended into Sukkos. – DonielF Feb 2 '17 at 15:07
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According to Macabees 2 chapter 1 verse 21 it looks like that year they did not celebrate Sukkot on time until Kislev

כא) ועתה כי יש את נפשנו לחוג את יום חנוכת המזבח בעשרים וחמש לחודש כסלו. לא חדלנו מהודיע אתכם לחוג אותו עמנו

כב) וחגותם אותו כימי חג הסוכות, וכיום אשר מצא בו נחמיה את אש הקודש בשובו לבנות את המקדש ואת המזבח, ויקרב עליו עולות וזבחים לאלוהים

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