Hanukkah

by Thomas Beckstead and Jackson Little and Andrew Hamlett

When is Hanukkah celebrated?

This is all about when Hanukkah is celebrated .Hanukkah has no certain date like Halloween and Easter but it is always 8 days long representing the 8 days of the menorah. The first Hanukkah was on the 25th day of Kislev according to the Hebrew calendar. This holiday might happen at any time from late November to late December in the Gregorian calendar. In 2015 it will start on Sunday December 6th to December 14th.


Who celebrates Hanukkah?

Here is who celebrates Hanukkah. The Jewish celebrate Hanukkah. The festival is observed by the kindling of the lights of a unique candelabrum. The nine-branched menorah or Hanukkah, one additional light. This is a night of the holiday. That is who celebrates Hanukkah.


What do people do on Hanukkah?

This where you will learn what do people on hanukkah. First they light a nine-branched menorah after nightfall. Second they even give money gifts to children and play dreidel games. Also they eat sizzling potato pancakes on hanukkah. Hope you learned something here.

History of hanukkah

This section is about the history of Hanukkah. Hanukkah is a 8 day holiday also known as Festival of the lights or Feast of Dedication but mainly called Hanukkah. Hanukkah started in the 2nd century BC but was not widely celebrated until the 1970s. The Menorah has 9 candles representing the 9 days the menorah in Jewish temple and that in those 8 days they looked for oil to keep the candle lit.


Other fun facts:

  • The 2015 Hanukkah is on Sunday December 6 to Monday December 14.

  • fun fact they eat jelly donuts on hanukkah.

  • Hanukkah is like a christmas for jewish.

Vocabulary Words:

1.Menora=On the first night of Hanukkah one light (candle or oil) is lit on the right side of the menorah, on the following night a second light is placed to the left of the first, and so on, preceeding from right to left over the eight nights.


2.Dreidel=a small four-sided spinning top with a Hebrew letter on each side, used by the Jews. A gambling game played with a dreidel, especially at Hanukkah


3.Candelabra =a large branched candle