Hannukah

The traditional meals of the Jewish Holiday

Background Information

Hannukah lasts for 8 days, and it is always the same time of year according to the Hebrew calendar. It falls on the 25th day of Kislev. Hannukah came to be because of the oil in a candle that was supposed to burn for 1 night but instead, it stayed lit for eight nights; it was a miracle. Today we celebrate Hannukah by lighting candles for each night and giving and receiving presents to and from our loved ones. Even though Hannukah is not the most significant Jewish holiday, it is one of the most favored holidays because of the gifts that people receive.


Traditional courses

The most commmon courses Jews eat on Hannukah are latkes, brisket, green beans, apple sauce, and for dessert, sufganiot. Latkes and apple sauce, brisket, and green beans are served just as a tradition passed down from generation to generation. Sufganiot is an Israeli traditional dish prepared using homemade dough and served on Hannukah.