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Happy Chrismahanukwaanzaka!

Hanukah, also known as the Festival of Lights, is an eight day Jewish holiday that takes place in late November and late December. People who celebrate Hanukah participate in traditions such as lighting the Menorah, giving gifts, and eating delicious food.

 


Christmas takes place on December 25th. It was a chosen date to celebrate Jesus Christ’s birthday, even though it isn’t really known when he was born. It is celebrated by both christians and nonchristians and includes popular customs that include gift giving, music, and a celebration around a meal.

 


Kwanza was first established in 1966. It starts from December 26 to January 1. It is a week long celebration honoring African heritage and culture. Some traditions include lighting a kinara (candle holder) and a ritual of pouring a drink as an offering to God. It also includes feasting and gift giving.