December 6, 2010 – Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights, is celebrated worldwide by the Jewish community. This is featured by various international news sites. Hanukkah is a minor Jewish event which commemorates the rededication of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem. But it is a special day that most of them look forward to because of the festivities, games, menorah making, Hanukkah food like latkes, and many more family activities.
Summer camps and even performing arts are included in the interesting activities. The lighting of the Hanukkah menorah each night is one of the major symbolic events in Hanukkah. This is likened to the four weeks of advent that Christians celebrate too. Each week, one of the four candles, is lit representing the four weeks before the birth of Jesus Christ, December 24, midnight.
The celebrations of the Festival of Lights occurred not only in synagogues, but also in various community centers all over the world. The lighting of the menorah brings a universal message to the entire world that in darkness a tiny flicker can bring so much joy and hope.