- On the first night of Chanukah, the person kindling the lights recites three blessings: L’hadlik, “to kindle the Chanukah light”; She’asah nissim, “Who has performed miracles”; and Shehecheyanu, “Who has kept us alive” (Shulchan Aruch676:1).
2. From the second night and on, only two blessings are recited: L’hadlik and She’asah nissim. However, if one forgot to recite Shehecheyanu on the first night, he should recite it on the second, or on any of the remaining nights, when he realizes that he had not said it (ibid. 676:2).