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Also known as the Festival of Lights, Hanukkah will be celebrated from the evening of November 28 to December 6 in 2021.

The history of Hanukkah goes back over 2,000 years. In 139 BCE, the Maccabees returned to Jerusalem to liberate it. In the Temple, they built a new altar and made a new menorah. When they wanted to light it, they found they only had enough oil to light it for one day. But that lamp kept burning for eight nights! It was considered a miracle.

Since then, a festival of lights has been celebrated every year. Candles are lit for eight nights. And families eat foods cooked with oil and exchange gifts.

Source: https://www.cbc.ca/kidscbc2/the-feed/whats-the-story-hanukkah


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