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  • 1. Hanukkah The Festival of Lights
  • 2. When is Hanukkah?
    • Hanukkah begins at the 25th day of Kislev, the third month of the Jewish calendar. This year Hanukkah begins at sundown on the evening of December 1, 2010.
  • 3. The Menorah
    • On each night of Hanukkah, the menorah is lit. The menorah symbolizes the burning light in the temple, as well as marking the eight days of the Hanukkah festival.
  • 4. There Are Many Different Spellings of Hanukkah
    • Chanuka Chanukah Chanukkah Channukah
    • Hanukah Hannukah Hanukkah Hanuka
    • Hanukka Hanaka Haneka Hanika Khanukkah
  • 5. Latkes
    • Many traditional Hanukkah foods are cooked in oil, in remembrance of the oil that burned in the temple. Latkes, or potato pancakes are a favorite food at Hanukkah.
  • 6. Dreidel
    • The dreidel is associated with Hanukkah. It is a four-sided spinning top. Each side is engraved with a different Hebrew letter: The letters mean N es G adol H aya S ham —"A great miracle happened there"
  • 7. Happy Hanukkah