The History of Hanukkah

The history of Hanukkah or Chanukah is an 8 day Jewish celebration that honors the re dedication of the temple in Jerusalem, where according to legend the Jews had risen up against their Greek-Syrian oppressors. Hanukkah means dedication in Hebrew. It begins on the 25th of Kislev on the Hebrew calendar. This Hanukkah begins on December 18th and ends on December 26th. Hanukkah or the Festival or Lights is celebrated with the lighting of menorah, traditional foods, games, and gifts. Menorah is the seven-branched candelabra which is used in Jewish worship. According to an article the most popular traditional Jewish food is latkes or levivot which is a potato pancake some other traditional foods include, brisket, kugel, sufganiyot, and Hanukkah gelt.