๐Ÿ•Ž Hanukkah Emojis Collection

Hanukkah is a Jewish ๐ŸŽ‰ Holiday symbolizing the triumph of light over darkness, the celebration of which begins on the 25th of Kislev (the third month of the Jewish calendar, corresponds to ๐Ÿ‚ November or ๐ŸŽ„ December) and lasts eight days until 2 or 3 Tevet (the fourth month of the Jewish calendar, falls on December or โ„๏ธ January).

Interesting Facts:

  • The emoji stands for ๐Ÿ•Ž Menorah with 9 lit candles and is used for Hanukkah. It was approved by Unicode and added to the 1.0 emoji version in 2015.
  • The date of Hanukkah is unstable, so each year it changes according to the Jewish ๐Ÿ“… Calendar. In 2021, it will last from the evening of November 28 to the evening of December 6.

The ๐Ÿ•Ž Hanukkah Emojis Collection page provides the following information:

  1. Holiday history of ๐Ÿ•Ž Hanukkah
  2. Traditions and symbols of ๐Ÿ•Ž Hanukkah

1. Holiday history of ๐Ÿ•Ž Hanukkah

In 170 BC. Antiochus IV Epiphanes, the Syrian ๐Ÿคด King from the Seleucid dynasty, captured the Jerusalem ๐Ÿ• Temple. After that, he sent to Syria all the sacred property of the temple, including the golden ๐Ÿ•Ž Menorah. Due to the desecration of the holy site of Israel by Antiochus Epiphanes, the service in the temple was stopped for 3 years. At the same time, the Jewish people split into Orthodox Jews, those who remained faithful to the values of the Torah, and Hellenized Jews, those who ๐ŸงŽ Worshiped pagan beliefs.

In 167 BC. the fight of the Maccabees (Hasmoneans) against the Seleucids began. The Hasmonean leader, the priest Matityahu Hashmonai, proclaimed: โ€œWhoever is for God, follow me!โ€ The people who responded followed him and waged a long guerrilla war. After his death, his son, Yehuda Maccabee, stood at the head of the army.

In 164 BC. Jerusalem and the Temple were liberated. The Maccabees liberated the Jerusalem temple and returned the tradition of lighting the Menorah at 25 Kislev.

Interesting fact: There are several different origins for the name of Hanukkah. The first option probably comes from the expression โ€œhanukkat ha-mizbeahโ€, which means the consecration of the altar. According to the second assumption, the expression marks the phrase โ€œื—ื ื•ื›ื” = ื—ื ื• ื›โ€ื”โ€, which translates as โ€œthey rested [from the enemies] on the 25th [day of the month Kislev]โ€. Also, some interpret the name of this holiday as Hag Urim, which is the Feast of ๐Ÿ”ฅ Lights.

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Hanukkah Sameach! ๐Ÿ•Ž๐Ÿ”ฏ
๐Ÿ˜Š I wish you a holiday filled with ๐Ÿ˜„ joy and ๐Ÿค— happy moments. Happy Hanukkah!
Time to light ๐Ÿ•ฏ a candle


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โ€” Light of the Menorah
โ€” Gift exchange
โ€” Temple visit


2. Traditions and symbols of ๐Ÿ•Ž Hanukkah

The Hanukkah holiday lasts 8 days. According to legend, after the liberation of the ๐Ÿ• Temple, the Maccabean army could not find the required amount of oil to light the ๐Ÿ•Ž Menorah and consecrate the temple. The oil found would have lasted only for one day, but the Maccabees nevertheless lit the menorah and a miracle happened: the oil lasted for 8 days.

Hence the main tradition to light ๐Ÿ•ฏ Candles throughout Hanukkah.

There is a certain order:

  1. On the first day, you need to light 1 candle;
  2. On the second light two ones;
  3. On the third light three ones;
  4. And so on until eight candles.

In this case, you need to start lighting the candles from the one farthest from the ๐Ÿšช Door. Also, a shamash, a separate candle that is lit every day before the main candles, is used to light all the candles. Traditionally, on Hanukkah, 44 candles are used, which are lit in a special candlestick Chanukiah, which is one of the main symbols of the holiday.

Traditionally, ๐Ÿฅ› Milk dishes are served on Hanukkah, in memory of the salvation of Israel by Judith. It is also customary to eat sufganiyot, which are sweet fried ๐Ÿฉ Donuts with jam, condensed milk, or ๐Ÿซ Chocolate in powdered sugar, and levivot (potato pancakes).

In the Ashkenazi tradition, on Hanukkah ๐Ÿ‘ฆ Children are given Hanukkah ๐Ÿ’ต Money, chocolate ๐Ÿช™ Coins and allowed to play a dreidel, which is a spinning top with 4 sides, each with a Hebrew letter. The letters ื  ื’ ื” ืค are translated as โ€œื ืก ื’ื“ื•ืœ ื”ื™ื” ืคโ€ โ€“ โ€œthere was a great miracle.โ€

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I wish you joy and ๐Ÿ™ peace in the New Year
Have you lit ๐Ÿ•ฏ candles at the ๐Ÿ•Ž Menorah?
๐Ÿ™ Happy Holidays! ๐Ÿ•Ž Happy Hanukkah!


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โ€” Potato pancakes
โ€” Donuts with filling
โ€” Gifts for children