Journal QUICK-WRITE. What do you know about Hanukkah?. Hanukkah. The Festival of Lights. When is Hanukkah?. Hanukkah begins at the 25th day of Kislev, the third month of the Jewish calendar. This year Hanukkah began at sundown on the evening of December 1, 2010. (So when does it end?).
The Festival of Lights
We place the candles in the menorah from the right to the left. When we light the menorah we say the blessings for the candles.
There are many different styles of menorot (plural for menorah). In most cases the Shamash (the helper candle) is in the middle or to the left side. Some are made for burning oil and some for candles.
The Menorah or candle holder is a really important part of the tradition of Hanukkah. It is why we call the holiday "the festival of light.”We light the menorah from the left side to the right side.
How is this candle lighting different than the Kwanzaa candles?
"Oh Dreidel, dreidel, dreidel, I made it out of clay.
And when its dry and ready, Oh dreidel I shall play."
Children's Hanukkah Song
We’re going to take a look at a video posted on the History Channel’s website.
(Hebrew for “peace”)