This year, Hanukkah will begin on the evening of Thursday, December 10th, with the first full day being December 11th. Hanukkah will end on the evening of Friday, December 18th.
This is an annual Jewish celebration that’s observed for eight nights and days, dating back to the second century B.C. This event is significant, as it remembers the rededication of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem.
The holiday is celebrated in part by the nightly lighting of the menorah. Each night one candle of the menorah is lit, so that by the eighth night all candles of the menorah have been lit.
Also associated with Hanukkah are traditional meals, gift-giving and games.
How do you plan on celebrating? How might your celebration this year differ from years past? And what traditions are you continuing this year?
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We wish you a happy, safe and healthy holiday. Thank you!
Written by Katharine Booth, Foundation of Hope publicist