Holy Day: Jewish
|Time:||11:59 PM until 11:59 PM|
|Date:||Sunday, December 09 Sunday, December 16|
Hanukkah: An eight day Jewish festival of lights that commemorates the victory of the Maccabees over the Syrians. This year it begins at sundown on December 8.
The miracle, of course, was not that the oil for the sacred light - in a little cruse - lasted as long as they say; but that the courage of the Maccabees lasted to this day: let that nourish my flickering spirit.” – Charles Reznikoff, "Meditations on the Fall and Winter Holidays"