Monday, December 19, 2011
First Candle of the Menorah to be Lit in Grand Parade to Celebrate Hanukkah
Mayor Peter Kelly and Regional Councillors invite HRM residents to the lighting of the Hanukkah Menorah this Tuesday (Dec. 20) at 6 pm in Grand Parade Square.
Hanukkah is an eight-day Festival of Lights beginning on the Hebrew calendar date of 25 Kislev which this year falls on December 20th through to the 28th.
The giant Menorah has been erected by the Chabad Lubavitch Organization to promote awareness and appreciation of the Hanukkah Festival and its message - the triumph of freedom over oppression, spirit over matter, light over darkness. A candle will be lit each additional night during Hanukkah. The ninth candle in the Menorah - Shamash - is the candle to light all other candles.