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Chanukah / Hanukkah

This is a Jewish celebration. Eight-day "Festival of Lights".  The story of Hanukkah is based on the 'miracle of the oil'. According to Jewish tradition, in 164BC a group of Jews, the Maccabees, recaptured Jerusalem from the occupying Greeks. When they came to rededicate the Temple, they had only enough sacred oil to light the menorah (seven-branched candlestick) for one day. Despite this, the candles miraculously stayed alight for eight days. An eight day festival was declared to celebrate this miracle.

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United Kingdom

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Contact: Becky Lamyman
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