Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights, is the eight-day Jewish religious festival that begins at sunset on Saturday, December 8, and ends in the evening of Sunday, December 16, 2012. Sending Hanukkah flowers and gift baskets to loved ones is the perfect festive choice.
Family traditions include exchanging gifts, lighting of menorah, playing the dreidel game, and singing festive songs. A family feast serves traditional recipes using oil as the key ingredient - latkes and jelly doughnuts are favorites.
Blue and white are considered the traditional holiday colors. Snow-white alstroemeria, white and blue hydrangeas, lilies and roses are popular Hanukkah flowers. Place one of our Hanukkah centerpieces on your dining table and the shimmering silver and gold accents will make the Festival of Lights even brighter.
Hanukkah or Chanukah?
Some people spell and pronounce it "Chanukah" and others settle for "Hanukkah," they really are one and the same, though the Hanukkah spelling is now the most widely used of the choices.
The High Holy Days usually fall between late November and late December. All the members of a Jewish family together chant blessings, before lighting the candles. One candle is lit on each night of the festival, on a special candelabrum called a menorah, to mark the celebration of the Festival of Lights.