Hanukkah is the Jewish festival of lights.and is celebrated for eight days and nights. It is a rememberance of the Jewish people’s struggle for religious freedom. It started being celebrated in the 1970s. It begins four days before the new moon on on the 25th day of Kisley according to the Hebrew calendar. The word “Hanukkah” means “dedication” in Hebrew. Like every religion and culture, there are traditions practiced during a holiday.
Jewish families light a Hanukkah menorah, a candelabrum with holders for 8 candles, one for each day of celebration, plus a ninth called the shammash . Other customs include: eating fried foods such as latkes and sufganiyot, singing significant songs, spinning the Dreidel and giving special gifts. With the first night of Chanukah less than 11 days(December 17th) away, now is the time to choose some Hanukkah-inspired, unique gift ideas.
Build your own menorah and light up your eight days of celebration with the Block Menorah. Your inner “Lego” geek will love this!
Why not introduce a new Hannukah tradition: The Mensch on a Bench! You have a new neighbour, Elf On The Shelf.
If you are on the go for eight nights of your Hannukah celebration, this Hanukkah In Your Pocket is perfect for you.
Wrap your gifts in this festive Chrismukkah Reversible Gift Wrap. One side is perfect for your Chanukah gifts. The other side is ideal for your Christian friends.
For one night you may play Dreidel with your family. Why not play a new holiday, educational game, fun for the whole family on another night. The Kosherland Board Game will inform you about religion, communication, colours, learning and following rules in an amusing way.
Like many other faiths, the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah brings light in the darkest time of the year.