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13 2017

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20 2017

Hanukkah

An eight-day festival marked by the lighting of candles—one on the first night, two on the second, and so on—using a special candle holder called a menorah or chanukiah. Traditions include a game involving spinning dreidels (tops), eating potato latkes (pancakes), and giving gifts.

Also known as the Festival of Lights.

View a full list of Jewish holidays with explanations.