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Another popular winter holiday is Hanukkah, which is the Hebrew word for
“dedication.” This celebration takes place over eight days. Its purpose is for
Jewish people all around the world to celebrate their religion and history.
story isn’t as peaceful. Around 200 B.C.,
Israel was controlled by Syrians and Greeks. During one terrible event called the
Maccabean Revolt, thousands of people were killed and Jerusalem’s holy Second
Temple was destroyed.
Despite these horrors, heroes were able to rise and seek justice. Judah Maccabee,
the son of a Jewish priest, rose to power and helped Israel reclaim Jerusalem
within two years of fighting. In order to reclaim their culture, Judah’s priority
was to restore the Second Temple to its original glory.
After the religious site was cleansed, the menorah was lit. The miraculous part of
this story is that the menorah was said to only have enough oil to burn for one
night, yet it continued to burn for eight nights. Ever since then, Jewish people
have continued to light their menorah for eight nights during this religious
Aside from lighting the menorah and reciting prayers, Hanukkah has plenty of
other interesting traditions. Children enjoy playing with dreidels, loved ones
and gifts, and lots of traditional Jewish foods are
prepared. Some tasty treats include latkes (potato pancakes), sufganiyot (jelly
doughnuts), and challah (braided bread).
3. New Year
Did you know that the
first New Year’s
celebration was recorded over 4,000 years
ago in ancient Babylon? Although the date of the new year has changed over the
centuries, nowadays most cultures restart their calendar on January 1
means that people like to party on December 31
to celebrate their past successes
and say goodbye to any hardships.
In earlier human history, the new year was tied to farming and religion. When life
was most prosperous in spring, that’s when many cultures felt like they had a
fresh start. During their festivities, they would feast and exchange simple gifts
with their neighbors to ensure the rest of their year could be merry.
In the modern world, our New Year parties have become even more fun. People
all around the world send out
New Year’s Eve invitations
for awesome parties,
stock up on champagne and snacks, and dance the night away with their loved
ones. No matter where you go in the world, you’re guaranteed to witness a
countdown and firework show when the clock strikes midnight.
In many countries, like America, one tradition is to kiss someone at midnight. In
London, Big Ben awakens to ring in the new year. If you visit Thailand, don’t be
surprised if you see people climbing in and out of coffins. In their culture, this is a
way to ward off bad luck, pay their respects to the dead, and renew themselves.
Another common tradition around the world is to make a New Year’s resolution.
This is a way for people to set goals that will guarantee that the upcoming year is
more successful than the last. Although most people give up on their resolutions
by the end of January, people still love to be optimistic about the future.
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