“Happy Holidays” doesn’t remove Christmas it includes other holidays this season. Christmas is important but not the only party this time of the year. Jesus liked to party with the masses, think the feeding of the five thousand and the wedding at Cana. People enjoy hospitality and I believe they want to feel special. So there ya go.
To all my Jewish friends celebrating this special holiday I say Happy Chanukah (Hanukkah). May God bless you as you light up the menorah and spend time with family and friends.
Grace and peace to each of you this Holiday Season.
We will be celebrating four major holidays in the next few weeks. People of all stripes will be enjoying Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa and New Years Day. When I say happy holidays its being inclusive of all those celebrations and traditions that are special to people who observe them. It’s not taking anything away but bringing peace and joy to our diverse population.
Adam Sandler, Hanukkah Song is a classic!
Captain Kirk and Mr. Spock both Jews!
Happy Hanukkah To My Jewish Friends. May God Bless You This Holiday Season!
Hanukkah, also known as the Festival of Lights and Feast of Dedication, is an eight-day Jewish holiday commemorating the rededication of the Holy Temple (the Second Temple) in Jerusalem at the time of the Maccabean Revolt against the Seleucid Empire of the 2nd century BCE. Hanukkah is observed for eight nights and days. (Courtesy of Wikipedia)
The holiday begins at sunset on Wednesday, November 27 and ends at sunset on December 5, 2013.
Hanukkah is Thursday!
Here is a cool graphic I found that provides a lot of good information on what it’s all about.
Hanukkah – Chanukah 2012 is December 8-16, 2012. May God bless my Jewish friends during this the Festival of Lights. Light the Menorah and spin the Dreidel. May you feel blessed and safe during this Holiday season.