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Hanukkah begins Tuesday evening

Posted at 5:19 PM, Dec 11, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-12 17:03:42-05

Jewish people will start their festivities Tuesday as Hanukkah begins at sundown.

The eight-day Jewish celebration is known as Hanukkah or Chanukah. said Hanukkah honors "the rededication during the second century B.C. of the Second Temple in Jerusalem."

One Hanukkah tradition is the lighting of the Hanukkiah which has nine candles. The middle candle is known as a "helper" candle to light the others as the days progress.

The holiday is also widely known as The Festival of Lights.

Jews will also enjoy traditional foods, exchange gifts and play games over the eight days.

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