The Jewish Festival of Lights: Hanukkah

Chag sameach or, Happy Hanukkah! As the holiday is coming up, we thought we should break down the history behind some of the Jewish holiday traditions. 

Hanukkah, Chanukah, or Chanukkah, known as Feast of DedicationFestival of Lights, or Feast of the Maccabees

It is the rededication of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem following the Maccabean revolt against the Syrian-Greek army. Jews had risen up against their Greek-Syrian oppressors according to legend, on December 21st, the Winter Solstice, millions of Jews and their non-Jewish friends celebrate the birth of a new cycle of light. The festival is celebrated for eight days and nights. What is the name of the festival? It is the festival joy, love celebration, and harmony.

10 Quick facts about Hanukkah

A national holiday in ISRAEL.

A Polyonymous festival

 Celebrated as a rededication of the Second Temple of Jerusalem 

Includes various religious and non-religious customs.

Lightening of menorah takes place.

Few people call Hanukah the Jewish Christmas

Hanukkah lamp
Hanukkah lamp
Hanukkah lamp, silver with enamel inlays on copper alloy by Johann Adam Boller (1679–1732), German, from Frankfurt am Main, 1706–32; in the Jewish Museum, New York City.
Photograph by Katie Chao. The Jewish Museum, New York City, gift of Frieda Schiff Warburg, S 563

The Jewish Festival of Lights: Hanukkah

Lighting of candles

The practice of lighting eight candles back to 1st-century-CE scholars Hillel and Shammai. Hillel used to light one candle on the first night of Hanukkah and one more each night of the festival unlike Shammaiwho lit eight candles the first night, decreasing by one each night thereafter.

Light is the sensation of sight is rightly said. The light ensures positivity in our lives killing the dark night. So lighting candles led lights and other bright objects will please your mood and wipe out all negativity from your lives. The lighting of the menorah, which is a multi-branched candelabra, that followers of Judaism use on the day of Hanukkah.

The Jewish Festival of Lights: Hanukkah

Food feast

Cook n dine with your favorite cuisines. No festival is complete without delicious food. So cook, experiment, go out and try some new food, add spices, enjoy desserts, and make this Hanukkah 2021 a remarkable festival.

Latkes
Latkes (Potato Pancakes)
Sufganiyot
Sufganiyot
Bumuelos
Bumuelos
Blintzes
Blintzes

Fried Foods and Dairy, Part of Hanukkah Celebrations

Latkes (Potato Pancakes)

Potato pancakes are shallow-fried pancakes of grated, flour and a binding ingredient such as egg or applesauce. They may be topped with a variety of condiments, ranging from the savory, to the sweet, or they may be served plain.

Hanukkah Jelly Doughnuts (Sufganiyot)

A traditional jelly doughnut served at Hanukkah comes with an interesting twist. Instead of being made from yeast dough, the doughnuts start with pâte à choux batter: the same batter used for cream puffs and éclairs. The result: light doughnuts with a crisp exterior and wonderfully tender, creamy interior, perfect for a dollop of jelly.

Bumuelos

Jews of Spanish origin developed Banuelos or buñuelos—fritters fried in olive oil and dipped in honey or sugar syrup or sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar—as sweet Hanukkah treats.

Blintzes

blintz is a rolled-filled pancake of Ashkenazi Jewish origin, similar to a crepe or Russian blini.

The Jewish Festival of Lights: Hanukkah

Strangers to friends

Visit your friends and make new friends. For nothing can beat a gloomy heart than chit-chat with a few friends. Sometimes it is a pep talk all you need. Talk to strangers and make new friends, for destiny gives chances to those who dare.

Dress up

Dress up beautifully like never before. Look into the mirror and admire yourself. Feel yourself like the menorah of Hanukkah 2021. Dressing up smart brings confidence to one’s personality. We know celebrating a festival with your favorite apparel makes you feel priceless and valued.

The Jewish Festival of Lights: Hanukkah

Ceremonial exchange

Meeting people, making friends, and socializing is important aspect of life. To make it more productive, the exchange of gifts is really appreciated. Go n get some funky gifts to make your loved ones feel valued. It will bring an un-explainable warmth to your relations.

Sacrament

Every festival brings with it connect to God.  This Hanukkah 2021 let us pray and please the supreme power.

Let there be the light of truth all around. The brightness of Hanukkah spreads all over us so that the world becomes a better place to live in.

The Jewish Festival of Lights: Hanukkah

SINCE THE SCORPION IS SAILING THROUGH THE CURRENT ZODIAC WHAT DOES HANUKKAH 2021 SAY

Dear Scorpio, spontaneity, and consistency define you today. Be respectful to others and the world will reflect back. To shine like a menorah in Hanukkah you need to burn like eight candles and enjoy the brightness of the light.

For this is your season and gather and embrace all the goodness around you.

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