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Year 1 - RE Hanukkah

In Year 1, the children have been learning all about the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah. Hanukkah is the celebration of Light. It is the celebration of a miracle that happened a long time ago.  It is a celebration of rededication of the Temple after it was destroyed. Hanukkah lasts for 8 days and 8 nights. Each night, families gather to light the menorah, eat special foods, sing songs, play Dreidel and, in some families, to exchange gifts. On Hanukkah, fried foods are always on the menu. The oil that the foods are fried in is a reminder of the oil in the temple that lasted 8 days instead of just 1 day.  Two popular dishes are latkes  (potato pancakes) and sufganiot (doughnuts). Today the children had a go at making latkes and eating doughnuts.  We have also made dreidels and played Dreidel using mini marshmallows.