Emerald Valley Almanac

December holidays

Christmas and New Year’s Eve aren’t the only holidays celebrated in December. Here are a few others:

Chanukah (also spelled Hanukkah)

“The Festival of Lights” is a minor holiday in the Jewish religion. It is a commemoration of the successful revolt against the Greeks, who had forbade the practice of Judaism and desecrated the temple. When the victorious Jews looked for the oil to light the menorah for the re-dedication of the temple, they found only enough to provide light for one day. Miraculously, the oil lasted for eight nights. 

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