What is Hanukkah, and how is it celebrated?

The background and traditions of this major Jewish holiday

Stars Insider

29/11/21 | StarsInsider


Hanukkah, also known as Chanukah, is one of the best-known Jewish holidays. It usually takes place in December close to Christmas, and is sometimes misleadingly referred to as "Jewish Christmas." But apart from the time of year, there are few similarities between the two holidays!

Hanukkah is a celebration of a triumphant moment in Jewish history and the miracle that occurred afterwards. Let's take a look at the real origins of this eight-day festival and how it's celebrated today. Click through the gallery to get started.


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