Children watching a Hanukkah menorah Photo credit: Elana Amsterdam (elana’s pantry – Flickr)
Today is the first night of Hanukkah,
the Jewish holiday also known as the Festival of Lights.
Hanukkah lasts for eight days and eight nights.
A well-known symbol of Hanukkah is the menorah,
a nine-branch candle holder.
If you want to learn more about this holiday
or teach about it in class, click here
to find an extensive teacher’s guide with stories,
images, lesson plans and activities.