Hanukkah is to Jews what Christmas is to Christians. Therefore, while the world is expecting the coming of Christmas 2012, Jews are busy celebrating Hanukkah 2012. As an eight-day festival starting on the 25th day of Kislev, Hanukkah can come at any time between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Usually, the celebration of Hanukkah will last for eight days in an attempt to commemorate the miracle of the Holy Temple in ancient days. At that time, when Judah beat Antiochus to regain the control of the Holy Temple, he found the oil left was just available for one-day lighting. However, to their surprises, the candle light had lasted for over eight days, giving them enough time to get new oil. Since then, Hanukkah was also known as Festival of Lights.
As the symbol of Hanukkah, candle plays an important role in the celebration of Hanukkah. During Festival of Lights, Hanukkah menorah with 9 candles will be lighted. Jews usually lit the candle in the middle called shamash in the first place and then use shamash to light another candle per day. Each candle symbolizes one of the eight days when Jews were waiting for the new oil. Moreover, an important source of Hanukkah fun comes from its gift sending tradition. During the festival, a kid will receive one Hanukkah gift per day until he has got eight gifts. Of course, all those are old Hanukkah traditions used to commemorate the history of Hanukkah. For users who tend to get celebrate Hanukkah 2012 in different ways, they can get Hanukkah fun by sending Hanukkah Flash cards, learning Hanukkah quotes and playing Hanukkah games.
I. Send Hanukkah Flash Cards
Just like Christmas 2012, Hanukkah 2012 is also a festival with card sending traditions. Good Hanukkah cards can not only enhance the atmosphere of Hanukkah 2012, but also bring people a lot of Hanukkah fun. To this extent, Hanukkah Flash card turns out to be an ideal choice as Hanukkah gift. Hanukkah Flash cards are usually not only funny in content and small in storage but also send best wishes to friends on Hanukkah 2012. Of course, people can either downloading Hanukkah Flash cards or make DIY Flash cards for Hanukkah 2012. Here some Hanukkah Flash cards are provided.
1. Hanukkah Flash Card 1
2. Hanukkah Flash Card 2
3. Hanukkah Flash Card 3
4. Hanukkah Flash Card 4
5. Hanukkah Flash Card 5
II. Learn Hanukkah Quotes
Generally speaking, Hanukkah quotes can not only help people feel the spirits about Hanukkah, but also learn the culture of Hanukkah. Moreover, interesting Hanukkah quotes are also the major supplier of Hanukkah fun. Here, several Hanukkah quotes are selected.
1. Blessed is the match consumed in kindling flame Blessed is the flame that burns in the secret fastness of the heart -Hannah Senesh
2. Still ours the dance, the feast, the glorious Psalm, The mystic lights of emblem, and the Word. -Emma Lazarus
3. To me every hour of the light and dark is a miracle; every cubic inch of space is a miracle. -Walt Whitman
4. Birds sing after a storm; why shouldn’t people feel as free to delight in whatever remains to them? -Rose F. Kennedy
5. The darkness of the whole world cannot swallow the glowing of a candle. -Robert Altinger
III. Play Hanukkah Flash Games
Nothing can be more enjoyable and relaxing than games. Featured in excellent animated effects and fast loading speed, Hanukkah Flash games are also Hanukkah-oriented in theme. Therefore, they are able to help people spend a nice Hanukkah 2012. Some Flash games for Hanukkah 2012 are provided to help people get Hanukkah fun. To download them, one can refer to Free Flash Downloader.
1. Hanukka Lights Coloring
As an important element of Hanukka 2012, Hanukkah menorah is provided in this Flash game. Users need to decorate the Hanukkah menorah with different colors to make it as attractive as possible. When the work is done, click the camera icon to save the work as a photo and send them to friends as a Hanukkah card.
2. Ninjew Saves Hanukkah
In this Hanukkah Flash game, players need to control a Ninjew to wipe out all the foes planning to ruin Hanukkah spirits. Players are allowed to move the Ninjew and attack the foes with darts. So enjoy the Hanukkah fun of safeguarding Festival of Lights.
3. Chanukah Game
This is a simple Hanukkah Flash game. Players only need to move the potatoes back and forward to make sure the bulk has been filled with water and then choose the objects in order according to a Hanukkah songs played in the game.