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Hanukkah festival

Commemorative celebration

Wednesday, December 20 - 6:00 PM
Plaša del Vi

Hanukkah, the Jewish festival of lights, is celebrated every year on the 25th of the month of Kislev in the Jewish calendar and commemorates the victory of the Jews over the Greek occupation (2nd century BC) and the subsequent purification and renewal of the Temple. The tradition is to light an eight arm candelabra, called Hanukkah, gradually for eight days, every evening with a candle. This year the festival begins on the night of December 13th.

On December 20th, everybody is invited to participate in the public lighting of the Hanukkah candles.

The event will start at 6 pm in the Plaša del Vi and will consist of a presentation of the festival and its importance within the Jewish tradition. Then, the authorities and other groups will carry out the lighting of the candles. There will be a performance and a sufganiyot tasting, a traditional sweet cake.

Free activity

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