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A Pretty Way To Decorate Your Hanukkah Table

 

Create a festive holiday table—complete with pretty Hanukkah centerpieces, napkin ideas, and decor in traditional blue and white—for your Hanukkah celebration. A little time spent setting the table makes the Hanukkah feast more magical.

Now, be gentle with me. This is my first attempt at a Hanukkah tablescape. While I have lots of friends that do celebrate, and have some family from my father's side that are jewish, I have never celebrated. But have always been intrigued by it.

I did research and found out interesting facts about Hanukkah:

    1. Hanukkah is the holiday of lights, which symbolizes the Jews reclaiming their temple from King Antiochus and the oil that they burned. The oil was only intended to last one night but it lasted for eight nights, making it a miracle.
    2. Every year the celebration of Hanukkah begins at sundown on the 25th of Kislev on the Hebrew calendar, which falls in either November or December.
    3. Hanukkah lasts 8 days, with community festivals and family gatherings to commemorate the miracle from the rededication of the Second Temple in Jerusalem in Second Century BCE.

3 Important Objects of Hannukah

1. The Menorah 

This is the candleabrum with the eight candles. One candle is lit the first night, and an additional candle is lit each succeeding night, until all eight are lit — all in commemoration of the miracle of the Temple oil. A ninth candle, the "shamash" or servant candle, is used to light the others.

2. Dreidels

A dreidel is a spinning top with four sides, each inscribed with a letter of the Hebrew alphabet.The Hebrew letters inscribed on a dreidel are a Nun, Gimel, Hey or Chai, and Shin. The letters form an acronym for the Hebrew saying Nes Gadol Hayah Sham, which can be translated to "a great miracle happened there," referring to the miracle which Hanukkah is centered around.

3. Hanukkah gelt

"Gelt" means gold — money. And the Hanukkah gelt that was originally given, was real money. Children would get a coin each night to help celebrate the holiday. Eventually that morphed into other kinds of Hanukkah 'gelt': most typically chocolate coins, in gold and silver wrappers.

So here's my attempt at a Hanukkah table, hope I do those who celebrate proud. I kept it very simple!

 

Thanks for stopping by! Hope you got some ideas for your holiday table decor.


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xoxo, 
Ana

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