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Light up for Hanukkah
With the participation of the mayor of Girona, Mr. Carles Puigdemont, included within the activities for Hanukkah at the Museum of Jewish History
Hanukkah, or Festival of Lights (lit. "dedication") is celebrated on the 25th of Kislev. It commemorates the rededication of the Second Temple after the victorious Maccabean uprising aganist the Greeks. The symbol of the festivity is a 9-branched candlestick which is lit each evening from the shammash, the central candle. In the evenings, family festivities are held, with sweet doughnuts, levivot and sufganiot, and small presents are given to children.