Hanukkah: What You Need to Know

1. What is Hanukkah?

Hanukkah is the Jewish Festival of Lights. It’s an 8-day celebration that takes place during winter.  

2. Celebrating Hanukkah

Although Hanukkah is widely celebrated by most modern Jews, it is a minor holiday in Judaism.  

3. Lighting the menorah 

The most significant Hanukkah tradition is lighting the menorah. A menorah, sometimes called a hanukkiah, is a candelabra with nine candle holders. 

4. Playing dreidel 

A dreidel is a 4-sided spinning top used for a betting game played during Hanukkah.  

5. Giving gifts 

Traditionally, Hanukkah was not a gift-giving holiday. However, it has become one because it’s celebrated so close to Christmas. 

6. Hanukkah food

Latkes, Sufganiyot, Chocolate Gelt  Etc. 

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