Happy Hanukkah or even better, Happy Thanksgivukkah!! Hanukkah or Chanukah, also known as the Festival of Lights, is a Jewish holiday that “commemorates the rededication during the second century B.C. of the Second Temple in Jerusalem, where according to legend Jews had risen up against their Greek-Syrian oppressors in the Maccabean Revolt.” The lighting of the menorah, a nine branched candle stand, is a tradition in this eight-day celebration. Every night during Hanukkah, another candle is added to the menorah. The ninth candle is used to light the other candles. The menorah is a symbol and reminder of the Hanukkah miracle and prayers are usually said during the lighting of it.
For the first time since 1888, the Jewish holiday of Hanukkahwill be celebrated on Thanksgiving Day. The hybrid holiday has been dubbed Thanksgivukkah.
In honor of Thanksgivukkah, try these traditional Hanukkah foods with a vegan twist!