Hanukkah or Chanukah. However you spell it, the "festival of lights" is a joyous Jewish celebration of family and faith.  

Why is Hanukkah celebrated?

The history of Hanukkah dates back to around 160 BC, when the Maccabees led a Jewish revolt against their Syrian-Greek oppressors. When the Maccabean Jews regained control of the city of Jerusalem, they rededicated the Second Temple of Jerusalem. However, they only had one day’s worth of pure oil to use in the temple’s menorah, which was meant to burn all night, every night. Miraculously, the oil lasted for eight days and nights, giving the people time to collect fresh oil. The holiday celebrating this miracle came to be known around the world as Hanukkah, derived from a Hebrew word meaning “to dedicate.”  

How is Hanukkah celebrated?

Hanukkah falls on the 25th day of the Jewish month of Kislev—typically some time in December (although occasionally it lands in November). The holiday is celebrated for eight nights. Hanukkah traditions such as lighting candles on the menorah or sharing family favorite latke recipes can be enjoyed by everyone, even family members with food allergies. Visit FAACT Pinterest boards for mouthwatering, allergen-friendly recipes as well as Hanukkah-themed craft ideas. FAACT also has downloadable Hanukkah crossword puzzles and word searches for everyone in your family to enjoy while making memories together.


FAACT Hanukkah Crossword Puzzles and Word Searches

You won't want to miss FAACT's Hanukkah-themed educational crossword puzzles and word searches. These are fun puzzles to do at home with your family or share with your classmates and friends.

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