Chanukah coloring pages are a great way to teach children about the meaning of Chanukah. It's easy to learn while your having fun...and coloring pages are lots of fun!
Did you know that Chanukah is called the Festival of Lights or sometimes the Feast of Dedication? Chanukah begins on the eve of the 25th day in the Hebrew month of Kislev. It lasts for eight day, in honor of a time when, after defeating the Syrians, the Jews found one small container of oil to light their holy lamps, but the oil lasted for 8 days.
During the Chanukah celebration gifts are exchanged and a candle is lit on the Menorah each night.
Chanukah is the time for remembering the miracle with the oil and this is why certain foods like latke (potato pancakes) and sufganiot (Israeli-style doughnuts) are served. A special spinning toy called a Dreidel is played with and a special holiday tradition of lighting the candles of the Menorah is observed. After lighting the Menorah, tradtional songs like, “Haneirot Halalu,” or “Maoz Tzur” are sung.
You can find some delicious and fun recipes to go with your Chanukah party ideas here. Learn how to make these delish party foods: