Hannukah (10-18 December)
Christmas is currently just around the corner, with families making to celebrate in a very different manner.
Hannukah is also famous in December, as are Kwanzaa, Yule and for fans of the sitcom Seinfeld, the somewhat less wholesome tradition of Festivus.
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The word Hanukkah means “dedication.
Hanukkah (Chanukah or Ḥanukah) is a Jewish festival commemorating the rededication of the Second Temple in Jerusalem at the time of the Maccabean Revolt against the Seleucid Empire. It is also known as the Festival of Lights.
A lesser Jewish festival, lasting eight days from the 25th day of Kislev (in December) and honoring the rededication of the Temple in 165 BC by the Maccabees after its desecration by the Syrians. It is said by the successive kindling of eight lights. Which may happen at any time from late November to late December in the Gregorian calendar. This year, that happens on Thursday 10 December.
It is observed by light a menorah – a candlestick with nine branches. One branch that usually be seated above or below the others holds the candle that is used to light the other eight, one of which is lit nightly.
Some Jewish people identical to celebrate Hannukah in a like way to how Christians celebrate Christmas, eating and giving gifts. Oil-based foods such as latkes are popular.
As per wiki:
2020 date: Sunset, 10 December –
nightfall, 18 December
Gifts like books, clothes, gift certificates, and jewelry, are always appropriate, especially if they are personal and thoughtful. If you are stumped, browsing through a Hanukkah gift guide can be really helpful.
“Wishing your family peace and light this holiday season.”
“Sending love your way during the Festival of Lights.”
Chag sameach or, Happy Hanukkah!
May the Festival Of Light fills your life with love, happiness and peace. Happy Hanukkah my darling.
Just like the lights of Menorah, your life may also get filled with miracles and positivity. Happy Hanukkah.
Wishing you all a warm and wonderful holiday. May you have a blessed Hanukkah and new year!
Hanukkah sameach! May you have a happy and peaceful holiday.
“Hanukkah is about the spark of the divine in all of us made in God’s image.” — Suzanne Fields
Thanks God for giving everything. We pray for world peace and prosperity.