From all of us at WeAreTheCity, we wish everyone a Hanukkah Sameach!
So what is Hanukkah?
Dates: Sunday 6th December – Monday 14th December
Hanukkah also known as the Festival of Lights, Feast of Dedication, is an eight-day Jewish holiday commemorating the rededication of the Holy Temple (the Second Temple) in Jerusalem at the time of the Maccabean Revolt against the Seleucid Empire of the 2nd century BCE. Hanukkah is observed for eight nights and days, starting on the 25th day of Kislev according to the Hebrew calendar, which may occur at any time from late November to late December in the Gregorian calendar.
The festival is observed by the kindling of the lights of a unique candelabrum, the nine-branched menorah or hanukiah, one additional light on each night of the holiday, progressing to eight on the final night.
Other Hanukkah festivities include playing dreidel and eating oil based foods such as doughnuts and latkes.