Sunday, December 8, 2013

Hanukkah for Wanna Bes

Celebrating Hanukkah has been a long time tradition for us.  Of course we are not authentic in our celebration, being Christians, but we do honor our family heritage by trying to be respectful in our one day observance, on the final day of Hanukkah. 

The table is set for Latkes and Applesauce ...

The menorah is lit, sans the blessing.

During dinner we review the history of the Festival of Lights, complete with the bravery of the Maccabees, and the miracle of a day's worth of oil burning for eight days.   

After dinner we read our favorite Hanukkah book, Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins.  Its such a fun book.  When the kids were small we owned several picture books about Hanukkah, but it was always Hershel that the kids requested.

Then it's time to play with the dreidel  ... 3 year old Elle gloats over her win, but in the end it is ...

 her mother who is the winner and takes all! 

Thanks  for dropping  by and sharing a fun old family tradition.

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