What is Hanukkah?
Hanukkah is a Jewish holiday that is celebrated for eight days and nights, to keep track of the days they light a Menorah. A menorah is a nine branch candelabrum that becomes lit on each night of Hanukkah. It stands for light, wisdom, and divine inspiration.
How did it become a holiday?
A few hundred years ago a small band of faithful Jews defeated one of the mightiest armies on earth, drove the Greeks of the land, and reclaimed the holy land. In order to celebrate this victory they lit a menorah with small bit of Greek olive oil they found, it burned ,what was supposed to be a day, for eight days. to commemorate and publicize the miracle they created a festival named Chanukah
What do you eat?
The tradition n Hanukkah nights was to eat foods fried in oil, potato pancakes, and donuts. In case you're wondering potato pancakes are fried pancakes made of grated or ground potato flavored with garlic or onions and can be topped in a range of things.
What are they celebrating?
The Jews mainly celebrate the victory the military had defeating the Greeks and also the miraculous supply of oil for the menorah.
What do they do ?
The children play with a spinning top called a dreidel. The adults exchange gifts and everyone together says prayers to give thanks.