Don't Forget to Bring These Fun Hanukkah Facts to Your Holiday Dinner Table

Remember the re-dedication of the Second Temple in Jerusalem? That’s where the holy day gets its name. In Hebrew, Hanukkah means “dedication.”

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1) It all started with the Maccabean Revolt …

Hanukkah celebrates the rededication of the Second Temple in Jerusalem during the second century B.C., according to History.com. Legend says that when a leader outlawed Judaism back then, a group of followers revolted. It became known as the Maccabean Revolt.

There's so much to the story of Hanukkah. What's known as the Jewish Festival of Lights begins on November 28 and ends on December 6 in 2021. Read up on the story of Hanukkah and get ready to chow down on latkes.

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