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Monday, December 18, 2017

Girona celebrates Hanukkah, the Jewish festival of lights, this Wednesday

A contest for the elaboration of sufganiyot is the main novelty of this year's commemoration. The Plaza del Vi will be the place for the lighting of the Hanukkah, the eight-branched candelabra, as part of one of the most popular festivities of the Jewish calendar


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. 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.



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