2010 Hanukkah Jewish Festival Earliest Celebration In 8 Years

By on Dec 2, 2010 in Events, World Comments
Hanukkah
The Hanukkah Menorah
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Hanukkah is a Jewish festival celebration commemorating the rededication of the temple in Jerusalem after the Maccabean revolt in the 2nd century B.C.E. and the “miracle of the oil.”

According to Wikipedia, Hanukkah is also known as the Festival of Lights. It is an eight-day celebration starting on the 25th day of Kislev based on the Jewish calendar.

This year’s Hanukkah was said to be the earliest celebration in 8 years. It will officially start on tonight’s sundown, Wednesday, December 1, 2010 and will end sundown on Thursday, December 9, 2010. Hanukkah usually occur at anytime from late November to late December based in the Western calendar.

The festival is being performed by nightly lighting the nine-branched menorah, singing special songs and eating foods fried in oil.



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