Hanukkah

People who celebrate Hanukkah believe in which religion?

Hanukkah is a Jewish festival.

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What year did Hanukkah originate?

Hanukkah commemorates a war that took place 165 BCE, but the first recorded observance of Hanukkah as a holiday was in the 3rd Century. Answer: The above answer is inaccurate on both counts. 1) The paragraph in the Talmud (Shabbat 21b) referring to the instituting of Hanukkah, which was authore...

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Where do you display the Menorah during Hanukkah?

a table Answer: You're supposed to display the channukiah (Hanukkah-menorah) in a place that can be seen by the public. Most people display them in a window. You can also get outdoor ones that protect the candles from being blown out by the wind.

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What are some traditional decorations from Hanukkah?

pictupres of chanukiyas that an 8 branched candelabrum or pictures ofdreidels there all sorts

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What are the traditions of Hanukkah?

Hanukkah is celebrated: by lighting the menorah with olive oil or candles, and saying the blessings by singing the traditional songs with the requisite special prayers and Torah-reading added in the daily synagogue services by having fried foods such as jelly donuts or potato pancakes by...

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What is the Hanukkah menorah called?

It is called a Hanukkiah or a Hanukkah menorah.See also the Related Link. More about Hanukkah It is called a Hanukiah or a Hanukkah menorah.

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What is the date of the first day of Hanukkah in 10?

Hanukkah always starts on the Hebrew calendar date of 25 Kislev, and lasts for eight days. The Hebrew calendar does not line up with the western calendar because it has a completely different leap year system that can shift holidays each year by to 11-28 days. Here are the coinciding secular date...

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Do People in Canada Celebrate Hanukkah?

The Jewish people celebrate Hanukkah where ever they are including the Canadian jews. The days are not typically official holidays. Most schools and businesses will make allowances for those that are celebrating.

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What are the Hebrew blessings when lighting the Hanukkah candles?

The full text may be viewed on this linked page, in Hebrew, English, and transliteration. See also: More about Hanukkah

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How long has Hanukkah been celebrated for?

Hanukkah is a minor holiday that commemorates the victory of the Jews against the Syrian-Greeks in the Maccabean War of 165 BCE. It has been celebrated since then, as attested in the Talmud (Shabbat 21b), the book of Maccabees (I, 4:36; and II, 1:18), and Josephus (Antiquities ch.12). Answer: On ...

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How many Americans celebrate Hanukkah?

There are about 6 million Jews in America as of 2011, and not all of them celebrate the Jewish festival of Hanukkah, so the answer is less than 6 million.

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What lasts longer Hanukkah or Diwali?

Hanukkah is 8 days and Diwali is 5 days.

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What are Hanukkah and Kwanzaa?

Hanukkah has a religious connotation. It relates to the recovery of the Jerusalem Temple from the Greek heathens and to the rededication of that Temple to the one true God. It also commemorates the miracle of the oil. Kwanzaa, invented in 1966, has no religious foundation. Instead, it celebrates ...

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An eight day Jewish holiday?

There are several 8-day Jewish holidays: Passover (פסח) Sukkot (סוכות) Hanukkah (חנוכה)

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Why don't most Jews celebrate Hanukkah?

Most Jews DO celebrate Hanukkah. There are about 14 million Jews in the world, and it's estimated that more than 80% celebrate Hanukkah. The reason some Jews don't celebrate Hanukkah is most likely due to assimilation, or the fact that Hanukkah is a minor holiday. However, it may be noted that th...

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When was Hanukkah started?

Hanukkah started in 700 BC. The synagouges had been destroyed before the Jews could actually start the religion. So they had to find another place that they could start the religion theat is known as Hanukkah.

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Who was the villain of Hanukkah?

The Syrian-Greeks of the Seleucid Empire. In particular, Antiochus Epiphanes IV.

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Why is Hanukkah celebrated on different days every year?

Because Hanukkah is a Jewish holiday that follows the Hebrew calendar, which is lunisolar. Hanukkah always starts on the Hebrew calendar date of 25 Kislev, and lasts for eight days. The Hebrew calendar does not line up with the western calendar because it has a completely different leap year syst...

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Why is there Hanukkah and who celebrates?

Jews celebrate Hanukkah. Hanukkah commemorates the victory of the Jews against the Syrian-Greeks in the Maccabean War of 165 BCE. Answer: In the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah, the chief celebration is for the miracle of the oil (Talmud, Shabbat 21b), which occurred during the Hasmonean victory ove...

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What is the diference between Hanukkah and Kwanzaa?

Hanukkah is an eight-day religious Jewish holiday commemorating the rededication of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem at the time of the Maccabean Revolt of the 2nd century BCE. Hanukkah was instituted some 2200 years ago. Kwanzaa is a week-long secular celebration held in the United States honoring A...

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Why is the Jewish holiday in September and not December?

We keep our festivals on the dates commanded by God. Rosh Hashanah is the first two days of the month of Tishrei, and is the Jewish New Year. Our traditions state that at that time the world is judged for the coming year (Talmud, Rosh Hashanah 16a); and during services we read the Torah and say p...

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What president made Hanukkah official?

No U.S. president ever made Hanukkah official. It is not an official holiday in ANY country except Israel.

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Which side do you wear a blazer badge left or right?

left whilst you are wearing the garment. If you face the jacket it 'appears' to be on the right, but sew it on the left that is also where you will find the pocket put there there by the tailor

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Holiday greeting of Hanukkah?

Happy Hanukkah or in Hebrew Chanukah Sameach.

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What is the name of the seven-candle holder for Hanukkah?

Trick question. The 7-branched candle holder is called a Menorah and was lit in the Jewish Temple (Exodus ch.25). The 9-branched candle holder is called a Hanukkah-menorah or Chanukiah, and it is only used on Hanukkah.

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On Hanukkah what do they wear?

Hanukkah has no special clothing associated with it. It is not even a particularly religious festival (it is mainly a historical commemoration). Some families like to dress up in the evenings for the candle lighting, but most families do not. Answer: Hanukkah has no distinctive clothing. In res...

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What are the lyrics to Hanukkah Night?

On this festive, Night of Hanukkah We remember days of long ago, So together, Light the candles, Share the warmth of the fire lights glow, Winter night.. candle light Moments we will long remember, Stories told, For all to share. Songs and laughter fill the air- Dai dai dai Diggah dai dai dai dai...

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What does Hanukkah the Festival of Lights commemorate?

The Jewish Festival of Lights, or Hanukkah, is a minor holiday that commemorates the victory of the Jews against the Syrian-Greeks in the Maccabean War of 165 BCE. The real miracle of Hanukkah is that the Jews were victorious, against all odds, they beat their enemy and were able to restore the A...

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How many gifts do you give on Hanukkah?

Some families exchange presents, and some do not. Gift giving is most common among American and Canadian Jews, but it's a practice that only started a few decades ago among the non-Orthodox, due to influence from Christmas. If gifts are exchanged, they are usually given each night during the 8 n...

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What is the name of the spinning top played with during Hanukkah?

The spinning top played with during Hanukkah is called a dreidel - דריידל in Yiddish and a Sevivon - סביבון - in Hebrew.

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How many nights of Hanukkah?

8 nights. Hanukkah has eight nights. See also: More about Hanukkah

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Where does Hanukkah be celebrated at?

The 8-day festival of Hanukkah is celebrated in the homes of Jewish people. Sometimes synagogues and Jewish schools also have Hanukkah parties.

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What is the difference between Christmas Hanukkah and Kwanzaa?

A much easier question to answer is: What are the similarities among Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa ? The answer to that one is: In the modern calendar, they're usually all celebrated within the same period of 30 days or so. Everything else is different. Kwanzaa is a secular occasion created in...

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Why is hanukah important?

It's important as a 2200-year old tradition instituted by our sages as a thanksgiving to God. On Hanukkah, we celebrate the miracle of the oil (Talmud, Shabbat 21b), which occurred during the Hasmonean victory over the Syrian-Greeks; and we also thank God for His having helped us to oust the Syri...

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What is remembered at the festival of Hanukkah?

Hanukkah is a minor holiday that commemorates the victory of the Jews against the Syrian-Greeks in the Maccabean War of 165 BCE. The real miracle of Hanukkah is that the Jews were victorious, against all odds, they beat their enemy and were able to restore the Ancient Temple in Jerusalem, which ...

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What do they do on Hanukkah?

On Hanukkah we light candles in the Hanukkah-menorah each night and we spend time with our family.You can open presents but that is not traditional.

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What do Diwaii Hanukkah Ramadan Las Posadas Christmas and Kwanzaa have in common?

Except for Kwanzaa (which is secular), they are religious events and celebrations; but beyond that, they have absolutely nothing in common.

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What is the name of a candle used on Hanukkah?

The candle holder is called a channukiah or Hanukkah-menorah. The candle used to light the others is called the shamash.

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Why does Hanukkah sometimes start with a c?

There are two standard spellings for Hanukkah in English: Chanukah Hanukkah In Hebrew, Hanukkah begins with a sound not found in English, and in some European languages, such as German, the ch represents that sound.

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What are the Jewish holidays or festivals?

Festivals and holy days Shabbat - every Saturday (from Friday at sunset until Saturday after twilight) Rosh Hashanah - the Jewish New Year, 2 days Yom Kippur - a fast day, the Day of Atonement, 1 day Pesach - Passover - 7 or 8 days Shavuot - Feast of Weeks; Yom HaBikurim - 1 or 2 days Su...

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Why was Hanukkah made?

Hanukkah was made because the Maccabees could not celebrate sukkot at the right time and the oil in the lamp lasted for eight days instead of one. Answer: On Hanukkah the chief celebration is not for the military victory or other reasons; it's for the miracle of the oil (Talmud, Shabbat 21b). A...

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What festival is celebrated on Hanukkah?

Hanukkah (channukkah) is the name of the festival.

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What Jewish holiday follows Hanukkah?

The next holiday after Chanucah is Purim which is February 28 2010. for more information see www.aish.com.

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What are the Hebrew prayers for each night of Hanukkah?

The 3 Hanukkah blessings are said when you light the candles: "Ba-ruch A-tah Ado-nai E-lo-he-nu Me-lech ha-olam a-sher ki-de-sha-nu be-mitz-vo-tav ve-tzi-va-nu le-had-lik ner Shel Cha-nu-kah." (Blessed are You, Lord our God, Ruler of the universe, who has sanctified us with Your commandments, and...

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When did Hanukkah begin?

Hanukkah commemorates the Maccabean War which ended around 165 BCE, but there is no reference to the holiday of Hanukkah until about 400 years later, in the Talmud. Answer: The above answer is untrue. The paragraph in the Talmud (Shabbat 21b) referring to the instituting of Hanukkah, which w...

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What are the dates of Hanukkah this year and last year?

Hanukkah always starts on the Hebrew calendar date of 25 Kislev, and lasts for eight days. The Hebrew calendar does not line up with the western calendar because it has a completely different leap year system that can shift holidays each year by to 11-28 days. Here are the coinciding secular date...

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What does the dreidel symbolize?

Many rabbis have tried to find a historical connection between the dreidel and the Hanukkah story. One 19th century rabbi proposed that in Ancient times, Jews played with the dreidel in order to fool the Greeks if they were caught studying Torah, which had been outlawed. The standard explanation ...

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What is argentina festivals or holidays?

its there traditional traditions of celebrating something

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How does Hanukkah start?

Hanukkah starts with the lighting of a special candle holder called a Chanukiah (Hanukkah-menorah).

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Who were the first people to first celebrate Hanukkah?

The first people to celebrate Hanukkah were possibly the Maccabees, who are the protagonists in the story of Hanukkah. Hanukkah is the celebration of the Maccabees' victory, so the celebrators would probably be the Maccabees themselves. The first reference to the celebration of Hanukkah occurs in...

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Who created Hanukkah?

Hanukkah was instituted by the Sanhedrin (the greatest Jewish sages) about 2175 years ago. Hanukkah was instituted by the Sanhedrin (the greatest Jewish sages) about 2175 years ago. The Seleucids (Syrian-Greeks) under Antiochus Epiph...

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What do you drink at Hanukkah?

There are no special drinks on hanukkah. Drink whatever you want.

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What is the traditional food in the Jewish festival of Hanukkah?

The tradition is to eat fried foods and dairy products during Channukah. The best known food items eaten for this holiday are potato latkes (pancakes) and sufganiyot (jam busters).

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What do people eat on hanukka?

Food cooked in oil, especially doughnuts and latkes, to remind them of the oil in the temple.

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Aside from Hanukkah what other holidays are celebrated around Christmas?

There are many festivals and celebrations on or near the December 25th date. Some of the closest include (in no particular order): Yule Solstice the 8 Days of Hanukkah the 29-30 days of Ramadan (in some years) Boxing Day the 7 days of Kwanzaa New Years' Eve New Years' Day Human-light World Aids ...

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When did Hanukkah end 2009?

Jewish Year 5770: sunset December 11, 2009 - nightfall December 19, 2009

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When did Hanukkah get started and by whom?

Hanukkah celebrates the re-dedication of the Temple in Jerusalem in the 2nd century BCE following the Maccabean Revolt and a miracle that took place at that time. The Maccabees were a Jewish army that rebelled against the Seleucid Empire which had conquered Judea. Their victory in the rebellion m...

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Why do we celebrate Hanukkah?

The Jews celebrate Hanukkah as an eight-day holiday commemorating the rededication of the Temple in Jerusalem at the time of the successful Maccabean Revolt against the Seleucid Empire in the 2nd Century BCE. Hanukkah commemorates the Maccabean War of 165 BCE, between the Jews and the Syrian-Gree...

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Hanukkah candles light the middle on December 21 or the number one candle?

Light the middle candle and number 1 candle (farthest right) for the 1st night of Channukah. Night 2 do the middle candle and the first 2 candles (farthest right, 2nd farthest right), etc. :)

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How do you pronounce Hanukkah?

H- is said with a rasp (though less of a rasp than the "ch" in German) A- like the "a" in "father" N- as the letter N is pronounced in the English language U- like the "u" in "rule" KK- like the "kk" in "bookkeeping" A- like the "a" in "father" H- silent

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What holidays does Islam celebrate?

Islam celebrates two main and very important holidays. we celebrate, eid-ul-fitr, and eid-ul-adah. eid-ul-fitr comes after a whole month of fasting. and eid-ul-adah comes a few months after eid-ul-fitr. there is no specific date for these celebrations, because we rely on the lunar moon calender. ...

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Why do you light one Hanukkah candle per day on Hanukkah?

It is common practice. The Talmud (Shabbat 21b) explains it according to the Torah-principle of "increasing in matters of holiness." The miracle of Chanukah (also spelled Hanukkah) was that the small container of oil found for the rededication of the Temple at Jerusalem should have lasted only...

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What are the three names of Hanukkah?

Feast of Dedication and Festival of Lights

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What can you find out about the holiday of Hanukkah?

Hanukkah always starts on the Hebrew calendar date of 25 Kislev, and lasts for eight days. The Hebrew calendar does not line up with the western calendar because it has a completely different leap year system that can shift holidays each year by to 11-28 days. Here are the coinciding secular dat...

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When did Hanukkah end in 2008?

Hanukkah 2008 occurred from sunset Sunday December 21st, until the evening of Monday, December 29th, 2008. The dates are according to the Hebrew calendar and are not the same each year according to the civil (Gregorian) dates.

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What are three traditons of Hanukkah?

1. lighting the candles on the menorah 2. Playing the dreidl game. 3. going to parties.

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Why do you have Hanukkah?

It's a Jewish celebration. Here is its background: The Seleucids (Syrian-Greeks) under Antiochus Epiphanes (2nd century BCE), at the instigation of the Hellenizers, had forbidden various Torah-practices such as Sabbath-observance and circumcision, rededicated the Temple to a Greek idol, and pres...

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What do you like about the holiday?

I personally like the weather, the food, and the festivity. i like to be with family and friends

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What country is chanuka celebrated in?

Jews celebrate Hanukkah all over the world.

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Do people who celebrate Kwanzaa do so in lieu of Christmas or Hanukkah?

No. Kwanzaa is celebrated mainly by African Americans (and African Canadians). The majority of those people are Christian, so they also celebrate Christmas.

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On which days is Hanukkah celebrated?

Hanukkah starts on the Hebrew calendar date of 25 Kislev, and lasts for eight days. Here are the coinciding secular dates for the upcoming years: 2015: December 6-14 2016: December 24-January 1 2017: December 12-20 See also: more about Hanukkah ...

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What other customs or traditions are part of Hanukkah celebration?

* Lighting candles at dusk for 8 days; one on the fist night, 2 on the 2nd until you have eight on the last day * Playing with the dreidel - 4 sided spinning top * Saying Hallel during morning prayers * Adding Al-hanisim during prayers and Grace after Meals * Singing Hanukka songs

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When do Jews celebrate the festival of Hanukkah?

Hanukkah is celebrated for eight days starting on the 25th of Kislev, which occurs in December or late November, moving around slightly from year to year in the Gregorian calendar. See also: More about Hanukkah

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What is a festival during Hanukkah?

Hanukkah IS a festival.

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During Hanukkah candles are lit for how many days?

They are lit for eight days.

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What are the center candles called in a Hanukkah menorah?

The centre candle is called the 'shamash'. However, the shamash isn't necessarily in the centre of a channukiah (Hanukkah-menorah). The only requirement is that it is higher than the rest of the candles.

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What time of year is Hanukkah celebrated?

It always begins on the 25 day of Kislev (the ninth month in the Jewish calendar). It starts either in the end of November or during December. It is eight days long.

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What is the date of hanukka on the calendar?

Hanukkah starts on the Hebrew calendar date of 25 Kislev, and lasts for eight days. Here are the coinciding secular dates for the upcoming years: 2011: December 20-28 2012: December 8-16 2013: November 27-December 5 2014: December 16-24 2015: December 6-14

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Are Kwanzaa and Hanukkah both cellibrated in December?

The answer is sometimes. Kwanzaa always begins on December 26. Hanukkah always starts on the Hebrew calendar date of 25 Kislev, and lasts for eight days. The Hebrew calendar does not line up with the western calendar because it has a completely different leap year system that can shift holidays e...

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On what day does Hanukkah start?

It always starts on the 25th of Kislev. This is a different date every year on the western calendar, but it's always somewhere between Thanksgiving and New Years. It always starts on the 25th of Kislev. This is a different date every ...

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What dates are Hanukkah celebrated on?

It starts on the 25th of Kislev (on the Jewish lunar calendar) and ends on the 2nd or 3rd of Tevet (The next month). Because the holiday is observed on the lunar calendar, the Secular dates are usually in the November-January time frame.

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What are the 6 most festive holidays in the world?

christmas, chanukah, aid, new year, chinese new year, buda's birthday

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Why do the Jewish celebrate Hanukkah?

Hanukkah is a minor holiday that commemorates the victory of the Jews against the Syrian-Greeks in the Maccabean War of 165 BCE. The real miracle of Hanukkah is that the Jews were victorious, against all odds, they beat their enemy and were able to restore the Ancient Temple in Jerusalem, which h...

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What group of people celebrated Hanukkah?

The Jewish people celebrate Hanukkah Hanukkah, also known as the Festival of Lights, Feast of Dedication or Jewish Christmas It 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 Seleu...

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Why do Jewish have a menorah for Hanukkah?

The lighting of the menorah commemorates the miracle in which the Temple oil burned much longer than was physically possible (Talmud, Shabbat 21b), which occurred during the Hasmonean victory over the Syrian-Greeks. We also thank God for His having helped us to oust the Syrian-Greeks (Seleucids) ...

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Is there Hanukkah costumes?

There are no traditional Hanukkah costumes. The only time Jews wear costumes is on Purim.

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What food do you eat for Hanukka?

There are no additional food restrictions during this holiday, (besides the ones always in effect, kashrut (the rules in order to be kosher)). However, it is traditional to eat gelt (chocolate coins) and foods fried in oil, like sufganiyot (jelly doughnuts) and latkes (potato pancakes).

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How many sundowns are there during Hanukkah..... Is the evening of the last celebrated day considered a Hanukkah sundown?

there are eight. the evening entering into the eighth day is the last celebrated night of hanukkah, while the evening at the end of the eighth day is not part of hanukkah.

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What is the name of the top spun during hanukkah?

Dreidel (Yiddish); or Sevivon (modern Hebrew).

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Hanukkah is celebrated in what Jewish calendar month?

Chanukah begins in the ninth month of the Hebrew calendar, called "Kislev", and runs into the month of "Teves". The entire eight days of the holiday most often fall in December.

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What does hanukka mean?

dedication or rededication

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What year was Hanukkah first celebrated?

Hanukkah commemorates the Maccabean war, which took place about 165 BCE, however, there are no written records of any holiday observance of Hanukkah until about 500 years later, in the Talmud. Answer: Unlike what the above answer says, the observance of Hanukkah is recorded in Josephus (Antiquiti...

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When do they celebrate Hanukkah?

The eight days of Hanukkah begin on the 25th of Kislev, which always occurs in December or late November. See also: More about Hanukkah Hanukkah always starts on the Hebrew calendar date of 25 Kislev, and lasts for eight days. The Heb...

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What kinds of presents do they get during Hanukkah?

If gifts are exchanged, they are usually given each night during the 8 nights of the holiday. There is no rule about what kind or how many presents are given each night, but it is often 1 per night. The only traditional gift during Hanukkah is the gelt (coins) given to children.

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What is the significance of Hanukkah?

The Seleucids (Syrian-Greeks) under Antiochus Epiphanes (2nd century BCE), at the instigation of the Hellenizers, had forbidden various Torah-practices such as Sabbath-observance and circumcision, rededicated the Temple to a Greek idol, and pressed the Jews to offer up sacrifices to the idol. One...

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Where is the majority of Hanukkah celebrated?

Most Jewish people celebrate Hanukkah in their homes; and special prayers are added in the daily synagogue services too. Sometimes there are parties in synagogues and Jewish schools.

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What day in December does Hanukkah start?

It doesn't always start in December. Hanukkah always starts on the Hebrew calendar date of 25 Kislev, and lasts for eight days. The Hebrew calendar does not line up with the western calendar because it has a completely different leap year system that can shift holidays each year by to 11-28 days....

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What are the colors of the Hanukkah candles?

Hanukkah candles can be purchased in a variety of colors. It all depends on how creative you want to be.

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When does hanukka start and end?

This year (2011) the first candle was lit on Dec. 20. The eighth and last night of Hanukkah candlelighting will be on Dec. 27.

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Are the colors of Hanukkah blue?

There are no traditional colors for Hanukkah. But because of Influence by Christmas (namely the fact the Christmas has traditional colors), Jewish people took the colors of the Israeli Flag (blue and white) and made them Hanukkah colors. But this practice is only about 40 years old.

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