Asked in HanukkahRamadan
What are decorations for Hanukkah and Ramadan?
Asked in Hanukkah
What would you expect to find at a Hanukkah event?
What are the decorations for Hanukkah?
Asked in Holidays and Traditions, Judaism, Hanukkah
What are some traditional decorations from Hanukkah?
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What are the similarities between Hanukkah and Ramadan?
There are no obvious similarities between Hanukkah and Ramadan besides for the coincidence that Ramadan is the ninth month on the Muslim calendar and Hanukkah happens during the 9th month (called Kislev) on the Jewish calendar. Hanukkah is an eight-day minor Jewish festival occurring in December during which Jews light candles every evening. Some extra prayers are added to the daily prayers. It's customary to eat certain foods. Ramadan is the Holiest Muslim month during which Muslims fast all month during the day. It happens every 12 lunar months and therefor can fall out anytime during the year; each year it starts about 11 days earlier than the previous year (on the "solar" calendar.)
Asked in Religion & Spirituality, Hanukkah
What does blue represent in Hanukkah?
There is no connection between Hanukkah and any particular color(s). The reason Christians think that Hanukkah has colors, is because Christmas has colors. The Jews, in response to this, started using the colors of the Israeli flag (blue and white) to create Hanukkah decorations. But this custom has only been around for a few decades.
Asked in Hanukkah
What decorations do the Jewish people put out to celebrate Hanukkah?
What colors do Jewish people use on Hanukkah?
There are actually no traditional Hanukkah colors. But because of influence from Christmas (which DOES have traditional colors), Jewish people took the colors of the Israeli flag (blue and white) and use them for Hanukkah wrapping paper and decorations. But this "tradition" is only a few decades old".
Asked in Christmas, Hanukkah
How has Hanukkah changed over the years?
Asked in Holidays and Traditions, Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, Ramadan
What tradition do the following winter holidays have in common Diwaii Hanukkah Ramadan Las Posadas Christmas and Kwanzaa?
Celebrations that include lights are what the winter holidays of Christmas, Diwali, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Las Posadas and Ramadan have in common. Answer: The presence of light, lights or lamps. However, note the following: Ramadan is a religious Muslim occasion but is not a winter holiday, since it can occur at any time of year. Diwali can occur as early as September. Kwanzaa is a non-religious occasion, founded recently (1966).