Hanukkah of Chanukka–Jewish Festival of Lights

Hanukkah of Chanukka–Jewish Festival of Lights

Dec. 20-Dec. 28

Hanukkah is celebrated with foods fried in oil. Latkes are classic. Chocolate coins wrapped in gold paper are given to children. It is celebrated for 7 days, acknowledging the seven days that the lamp in the temple miraculously burned without replenishment of oil. Although Chanukka is a relatively minor holiday within Judaism, it has become more public and significant in the US because of its proximity to Christmas. Giving gifts and special meals for each day have become popular.

 

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