Hanukkah 2019 will begin in the evening of Sunday, December 22 and ends in the evening of Monday, December 30.
I thought it would be fitting to speak about a time that the Jewish festival called “Hanukkah”. It celebrates the victory of the Maccabees over the larger Syrian army.
I am not Jewish so my knowledge is limited about this festival. I am gathering my information from Wikipedia.
Hanukkah is observed for eight nights and days, starting on the 25th day of Kislev according to the Hebrew calendar, which may occur at any time from late November to late December in the Gregorian calendar. The festival is observed by lighting the candles of a candelabrum with nine branches, called a menorah (or hanukkiah). One branch is typically placed above or below the others and its candle is used to light the other eight candles. This unique candle is called the shamash (Hebrew: שַׁמָּשׁ, “attendant”). Each night, one additional candle is lit by the shamash until all eight candles are lit together on the final night of the festival. Other Hanukkah festivities include playing the game of dreidel and eating oil-based foods, such as latkes and sufganiyot, and dairy foods. Since the 1970s, the worldwide Chabad Hasidic movement has initiated public menorah lightings in open public places in many countries.
To all of the Jewish faith I wish you the very best.