Hanukkah (Chanukah) 2020 is a Judaism festive season and coming up in the early December of 2020. Hanukkah Festival is also spelled as Hanukka, or Channukah. It is one of the most celebrated festivals in Judaism and known for its specialty of Lights and that’s why it is known as the festival of light. It is directly linked with the Maccabees and also known for the Feast of Maccabees. This world-famous Jewish festive season is celebrated for eight days and this eight days period is full of Judaism rituals and emotions toward their religion. Widely celebrated festival Hanukkah will be celebrated from December 10 to December 18 in 2020.
What is the Hanukkah (Chanukah) Festival?
Hanukkah is the traditional practice of lightning candles although this is not mentioned in the book of Maccabees, This customs are likely starting relatively early when The practice of enshrined in the Talmud, Which represents the miracle in the Temple. According to Talmud when Judas Maccabees entered the Temple, Where Judas found that there was only a small amount of oil was remaining in the jar and the oil jar is not refiled by Antiochus but beyond the expectation Jar which contained oil to burn for only a day has burned for eight days continuously with miraculously. People inspired by this miraculous story and celebrate this festival by lightning their place with candles and lights.
What is the History of the Hanukkah (Chanukah Festival?
According to I Maccabees, the celebration of Hanukkah (Chanukah) was instituted by Judas Maccabeus in 165 BCE to celebrate his victory over Antiochus IV Epiphanes, the Seleucid king who had invaded Judaea, tried to Hellenize the Jews and desecrated the Second Temple in Jerusalem. The king got this remarkable victory after the three-year struggle against Antiochus, Judas ordered the cleansing and restoration of the Temple. The tradition of Eight Days festive is represented the story behind this ritual.
How to Celebrates Hanukkah (Chanukah) Festival in 2020
This year Hanukkah (Chanukah) festival 2020 will be celebrated from 11 December to 18 December 2020. The Eight days festive Hanukkah is widely celebrated by making such delicious food at home as Potato Pancakes, doughnuts, and on the other side, children receive gifts and presents from their elders and parents. Families exchange gifts and decorate their homes, offices, and workplaces. This festival is celebrated as the most religious emotional occasion. People pray for each other’s strength and good luck for the future. Hanukkah Festival has one more meaning in Hebrew where this Festival represents ‘education’. So, it becomes more valuable and important for Students and educators also to wish their better future and perseverance for success.