Hanukkah, or Chanukah in Hebrew, is the Jewish festival of light. 

The word Hanukkah means ‘dedication’ and celebrates one of the greatest miracles in Jewish history.

The dates of Hanukkah change every year, but it will always fall in November or December and lasts for eight days. This year, it begins on the evening of Thursday 7 December and ends on Friday 15 December.

It is celebrated with a nightly menorah lighting as well as playing dreidel, singing songs and preparing delicious food. Some families give each other a small present on each of the eight nights of Hanukkah.

We would like to wish those celebrating across the Trust a very happy Hanukkah.