The first holiday, is Hanukkah (dedication) or Chanukah. Hanukkah is celebrated by the Jewish culture and it started at sunset yesterday.
What's Hanukkah and why is it celebrated?
The Hanukkah Miracle
|Hanukkah Latkes or Potato Pancakes are eaten during Hanukkah.|
|Hanukkah Sufganiyot or Jelly-Filled Doughnuts are eaten during Hannukah as well.|
|Hanukkah Gelt ("Hanukkah money") in gold is a gift given during Hanukkah.|
And the Dreidel (four-sided spinning top) in silver is a game played during Hanukkah.
The Menorah, Hanukiah, or Chanukkiyah, a nine-branched candelabrum, is lit each day during the eigth day holiday of Hanukkah.
The ninth holder, called the shamash ("helper" or "servant"), is for a candle used to light all other candles.
Happy Hanukkah to everyone that celebrate it! :)