How much do you know about Hanukkah?

The Festival of Lights is upon us! Time to celebrate this bright holiday week with some fun Hanukkah facts you may not have known...

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A long long time ago...

Hanukkah is a 2200 year old holiday that celebrates the victory of the Maccabees or Israelites over the Greek-Syrian ruler, Antiochus.

Let them eat cake!

On this holiday you are actually encouraged to eat foods fried in oil. Suffganiyot (donuts) and potato latkes are fried in oil which both celebrates and commemorates the miracle of Hanukkah. (P.S. win free suffganiyot here!)

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You're never too old to for Hanukah gifts, right? iKonnect offers great trivia & games that you can play, earn points, and win amazing prizes throughout Israel-- free massage, anyone? Start playing.


The Torah places a more significant emphasis on other holidays like Passover, Sukkot and Rosh HaShana. In fact, Hanukkah is not even mentioned in the Torah. Thanks to its proximity with other December holidays, it’s importance is often amped up-- but we’re not disappointed!

It's as easy as ABC

Because Hanukkah is derived from the Hebrew letter, there's no real consensus on how to properly spell it in English. Chanukah, Hanukkah, Khanukah... whatever floats your boat! Here's a video about the confusion.

Here & There

Dreidels aren’t just a game. The letters on each side of the dreidel actually form an acronym, meaning Nes Gadol Hayah Sham, or a great miracle happened there. Except in Israel when the dreidel translates to, a great miracle happened here.

What does the number 44 have to do with it?

Fun fact: During the 8 days and nights of Hanukkah 44 candles in total will be lit! Time to exercise those candle lighting muscles.

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