Hanukkah traditions are strictly followed to
celebrate the Hanukkah. Read this article to learn more about Chanukkah
Hanukkah is a religious festival that is celebrated
by the Jewish people across the world to commemorate the victory of
Jewish army over the Greek soldiers and the rededication of the Holy
Temple in Jerusalem. Hanukkah traditions are strictly followed to
celebrate the festival. One of the very important Hanukkah traditions is
lighting the nine-branched candelabrum called Menorah. One candle is lit
on each night of the eight-day festival. Read this article to learn more
about Chanukkah traditions.
- Three Jewish prayers are chanted before the candles on the
Menorah are lit. According to the Hanukkah tradition, an extra
candle is used to light the rest of the candles of the candelabrum.
- The extra candle is called as the "Shamash" or the
'servant candle', the single candle located at the middle of the
- After all the lights are kindled, Hanukkah songs are sung as part
of the Hanukkah traditions.
- Traditional Hanukkah food is cooked during the festival with oil
as the key ingredient.
- Delicious Jelly donuts, potato/vegetable fried latkes, pancakes,
deep fried puffs are some of the most common foods served during the
- Gift giving is another popular Hanukkah tradition. The Jewish
children receive small gifts from their elder family members on