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Hanukkah, also known as Chanukah, is a Jewish festival that commemorates the rededication of the Second Temple in Jerusalem. This eight-day festival is also recognized as the Festival of Lights for the miracle that occurred; a single day's supply of oil lit the Temple's menorah for eight days. The Observance of Hanukkah’s end marks the close of this remembrance-period, symbolic of the triumph of light over darkness and spirituality over materialism. The Observance emphasizes the values of resilience, faith, and unity.
Canada is home to a vibrant Jewish community, many of whom acknowledge Hanukkah and its conclusion. The presence of Hanukkah celebrations in Canada can be traced back to the 18th century when the first Jewish settlers arrived. Over the years, Hanukkah's recognition has expanded significantly, from private family observances to public celebrations, and is respected as a cultural staple within the diverse Canadian society. The conclusion of Hanukkah is equally notable within the community, symbolizing the end of a period of enlightenment and reflection.
In Canada, Hanukkah’s end is observed similarly to other parts of the world. The Observance is marked by prayer, the final lighting of the menorah, and family gatherings. Additionally, many synagogues and Jewish community centers host special events to mark the end of Hanukkah, including communal prayer services and festive meals. The specific date of Hanukkah’s end varies each year, but it typically falls in late December or early January, in accordance with the Hebrew calendar, which determines the festival's duration.
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References and related siteswww.history.com: History of Hanukkah reformjudaism.org: Hanukkah Traditions