Saturday, December 12, 2009

HAPPY HANUKKAH

Today is the first day of Hanukkah so if this is your Holiday, have a great one.





Hanukkah (also known as Chanukah, Hanukah, Hannuka and the Festival of Lights) is an eight-day Jewish holiday that usually takes place between late November and late December. It commemorates the victory of the Maccabees, a Jewish rebel army, over the Syrians in 165 B.C.E., as well as the subsequent rededication of the holy Temple in Jerusalem. Jews around the world celebrate with eight nights of merriment. Traditions include lighting the menorah, exchanging gifts and enjoying treats cooked in oil.

10 comments:

Alexis AKA MOM said...

Happy Hanukkah everyone! Love the picture Debby and the history. Hope you're having a wonderful day!

Andrea said...

Blessings, andrea

The Garden of Egan said...

Thanks for sharing!
MMMMMM treats cooked in oil. My kinda food.

Silver said...

:) That's interesting. I did often wonder what Hanukkah was about... as it was often greeted just about the same time with the other year end Greetings as well..

Amy said...

my niece is celebrating her first one this year with her new husband.

blueviolet said...

Happy Hanukkah to all of our friends!

Laura said...

I love that you shared this! I am a teacher and I always include the history of Hanukah and the history of Christmas. I think a lot of people don't know what Hanukah is about. I'm not Jewish, but have had some Jewish students over the years in my class and have learned a lot!

Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog said...

Emily and I are learning more about Hanukkah. I'm so glad you shared this post!

Yaya said...

Happy Hannakah!

COUNTRY MOM said...

Debby, Hope you are staying warm and having a great weekend. Blessings my friend. Audrey

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