The Jewish Festival of Lights, celebrating the Jewish rebellion against the Greeks and the rededication of the temple in Jerusalem. Often celebrated by lighting candles each night, singing special songs, reciting prayers, eating foods fried in oil (such as latkes, sufganiyot, and dairy foods), playing the dreidel game, and giving Chanukah gelt. Some students or employees may request scheduling accommodations in order to observe.
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This calendar contains Religious Observances and is maintained by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for consideration by those planning campus events, as well as to build awareness of religious and cultural observances.