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Hanukkah (Jewish)

November 29 - December 6

Hanukkah, also known as HanukahChanukah, and Chanukkah can be spelled many different ways in English. It is an eight-day celebration known as the Festival of Lights marked by the lighting of candles using a special candle holder called a menorah or chanukiah. This holiday is where Jews celebrate their victory over a tyrant Greco-Syrian king and the rededication of the Temple in Jerusalem. As the story goes, a small quantity of oil to light the Temple’s menorah miraculously lasted eight days. Traditions include a game involving spinning dreidels (tops), eating potato latkes (pancakes) and other oily foods, and gift giving.

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Holiday Greeting: Happy Hanukkah!

Commonly observed by synagogue attendance, community or family gatherings.

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Start:
November 29
End:
December 6
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