Growing up, Chanukah was my all time favorite holiday. Of course for the most obvious reasons as a kid - this was the holiday of 8 days of gifts (as my sister and brothers made sure to tell my mother on a daily basis) but even more so, it was the holiday my mother made the most delicious food on earth – Homemade Potato Latkes!
The tradition of making potato latkes on Chanukah goes almost as far back as the holiday itself. Latkes are fried in oil to commemorate the miracle of the oil lasting for those eight miraculous days. However, as families juggle work, school and extracurricular activities, the Chanukah holiday and its traditions sometimes get taken for granted.
The candles on the menorah always get lit, but do we do something special every day of Chanukah to celebrate the miracles we received so many years ago? This year make it a point to do something special, small or large to bring back the magic of the wonderful Chanukah traditions
Following is a list of great ideas for Chanukah this year:
These are just four fun new ways to make the Traditions of Chanukah memorable and exciting for years to come. Happy Chanukah!
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