Why do we celebrate Hanukkah?

Sara Syku, Editor ( Why do we celebrate Hanukkah?)

Why is it important we celebrate Hanukkah? Why is Hanukkah celebrated only by some people? Is Hanukkah an official holiday? Is Hanukkah the same as Christmas? Is Hanukkah only celebrated by Canadians?

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Hanukkah is a Jewish festival of lights. Another word for Hanukkah is Chanukah. It is very important to you and others because it remembers the rededication of the second Jewish Temple in Jerusalem. This happened very early, in the 160s! Each eight (8) nights of Hanukkah a candle is lit special menorah called a hanukkiyah. Hanukkah can be celebrated by people people ALL over the world if their Jewish. This holiday has MANY traditions, like………                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                ~  Potato pancakes and jam-filled donuts are what some Jewish people eat on this day.                                                                 ~ Something very popular on Hanukkah is lighting up nine (9) candles.                                                                                            ~ They also play with four-sided spinning tops called dreidels and exchanging gifts.                                                                       ~ Families also gather around when lighting the candles.                                                                                                                         That is some traditions people like to celebrate Hanukkah

I hope you enjoy your Hanukkah!

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