History Of Hanukkah  

Hanukkah is an 8-day Jewish festival celebrated from twenty-fifth day of Kislev (Hebrew calendar). In the Gregorian calendar, it is celebrated from late November to the end of December in order to commemorate the re dedication of the second Jewish Holy Temple at Jerusalem. It is also famously called the “Festival of Lights” because people light candles for eight consecutive nights during this festival.More...

 

How To Light The Hanukkah Candles ?

How To Light The Hanukkah Candles ?

Hanukkah or the “Festival of Lights” is a traditional Jewish festival to commemorate the re dedication of the Second Temple in Jerusalem. The tradition of lighting candles for eight consecutive days marks the beginning of this festival. You can buy a Menorah or make one at home. If you are making one at home, make sure that there are eight candleholders and one extra candleholder for placing the “Shamash”, the candle used for lighting the Hanukkah candles.More...

 

 

What Day Is Hanukkah Celebrated ?

What Day Is Hanukkah Celebrated ?

Hanukkah or “Festival of Lights” is celebrated on the 25th of Kislev calendar. It is celebrated for eight consecutive days. The nights are marked by lighting candles right after nightfall. A special candleholder that can hold nine candles is used for this purpose. Also called chanukkiah, it has a special holder in the middle for placing the Shamash, the candle used for lighting other candles.More...

 

 

What Foods Are Eaten At Hanukkah ?

What Foods Are Eaten At Hanukkah ?

Hanukkah or the “Festival of lights” is celebrated at the end of November until December. The Jews light up candles and offer special blessings for eight consecutive nights. Like any other festival, Hanukkah is associated with preparing special dishes and exchanging gifts with near and dear ones.More...

 

 

When Is The First Day Of Hanukkah ?

When Is The First Day Of Hanukkah ?

Hanukkah is celebrated on the 25th of Kislev as per the Jewish calendar. It lasts for 8 days, and it is celebrated by lighting candles on the Menorah. Ritualistic blessings are followed by lighting candles on the special candelabrum is practiced to commemorate the re dedication of the Second Temple in Jerusalem. It marks the victory of the Jews against the monarchy of Syria. Their rebellion led to Jewish victory and the subsequent downfall of the Syrians in the Maccabean War.More...

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