This year, the celebration of the Festival of Lights, begins today. It is a celebration of a flask of oil that should have lasted at best a day and kept the fires burning for eight days. It was freedom for the Jews from Greek persecution in 167 B.C.. The Macabees led the way for their people in this revolution and though the dates changes yearly it is a celebration of joy and wonder. It is also spelled in many different ways, in America perhaps best recognized as Hanukkah. it is celebrated by the lighting of a menorah in symbolic representation of the oil that burnt for 8 days. Generally gifts are given each of the 8 days. These eight days are filled with joy, peace and love for family, friends and faith.
How to celebrate – Celebrate Channukah in faith or tolerance. Allow others to keep their faith in order that you may keep yours. Find your own peace, love and joy.