A menorah in Hanukkah with Sufganiyot.

Hanukkah Fun Facts

Here is an interesting fun fact about Hanukkah: Do you know that according to the Jews, there was oil was just one night? However, to the amusement of the Jews, the light burned for 8 days.

To celebrate this, the festival is held for eight nights. Read more such fun facts in the section below.

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David Ben Gurion was the Prime Minister of Israel when the Menorah was lit at the White House for the first time in 1951.
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A candle is placed in the center with four candles each on all four sides forming a pattern. The candle at the center is to provide light to the other candles. This central candle is called the Shamash.
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The food prepared during Hanukkah is fried as a symbol for the miracle oil that burned for eight days.
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The festival of ‘Hanukkah’ marks the celebration of the Maccabees, the group of the rebel Jews, on the day they laid claim to their temples from the Greek-Syrians.
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The word ‘Hanukkah’ has been derived from Hebrew, which is the old language of the Jews. It means ‘to teach’ or ‘Hinuch' (in Hebrew).
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The first President to have celebrated Hanukkah in the White House was Harry Truman. He was gifted a Menorah by the then Prime Minister of Israel.
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The largest of the Menorah is situated at the Grand Army Plaza in Manhattan, New York. The lighting at this place is a height of 32 ft. and its weight is 4000 pounds.
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David Ben Gurion was the Prime Minister of Israel when the Menorah was lit at the White House for the first time.
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It is said that there was oil was just one night. However, to the amusement of the Jews, the light burned for 8 days. To celebrate this, the holiday celebration is held for eight nights.
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Hanukkah
A candle is placed in the center with four candles each on both sides forming a pattern. The candle at the center is to provide light to the other candles. This arrangement is called the Menorah.