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Hanukkah Festival of Lights 8 Days – Jewish Festival

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2022-12-18 00:00:00
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Hanukkah - Jewish Festival

Hanukkah or Chanukah is the Jewish Festival of Lights. The word Hanukkah means rededication and commemorates the Jews' struggle for religious freedom. In the western calendar Hanukkah is celebrated in November or December. The Menorah is an eight-branched candelabrum which is lit from right to left during Hanukkah. Each night one candle is lit until all eight candles are alight. Regular daily prayers are said and blessings are recited.

Traditional Hanukkah treats are potato pancakes and deep-fried doughnuts.

It is customary to play games and the most common game uses a spinning top with a different Hebrew letter inscribed on each of its four sides. The giving and receiving of gifts is another old and cherished custom.