November 28 – December 6, 2021
Hanukkah is a Hebrew liturgical holiday that is also known as the Festival of Lights or Luminary. It is one of the most celebrated festivals in the world and light is its essence. It is one of the best known Jewish celebrations. The word hanukkah means “dedication.”
The reason for this celebration is to commemorate the revolt of the Maccabean people, in the second century BC, where the Jewish people regained their independence from the Greeks and managed to claim the Temple of Jerusalem. Tradition tells that, during this war, considered the first ideological war in history, one of the few things that remained in the Temple of Jerusalem was a menorah (7-branched candelabrum), with oil to remain lit one night, but miraculously the candles remained lit 8 days.