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Which countries celebrate Hanukkah?

Asked by E. Barnes, Last updated: Mar 25, 2020

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L. Agate

L. Agate

Answered Mar 25, 2020

Hanukkah is mostly celebrated in Jerusalem, Israel. Jerusalem is the homeland of the Jews. Jerusalem is the most traditional place to celebrate the festival. Other places like Belgium, Myanmar, Russia, Italy, Iran, India, Poland, Morocco, Turkey, Germany, France, Yemen, Algeria, England, Canada, Australia, Hungary, and many states in America have a large population of Jew that celebrate Hanukkah annually.

However, many people, especially Jews based outside Israel, like to travel to Israel to celebrate this festival as this is the most obvious to celebrate the festival. Hanukkah is celebrating mostly. During the celebration, people come together to light the Menorah, recite prayers and blessings, sing Jewish hymns, exchange gifts, and feast together.

 

Daniel Drake

Daniel Drake

Answered Jan 26, 2020

There are various places in the world that may celebrate Hanukkah, although some Jews who may be living in different countries may still be celebrating it quietly even when other people in those countries are celebrating other holidays. The most obvious place where this is celebrated is in Jerusalem. There are also people who celebrate this in Israel.

In fact, people say that the celebration of Hanukkah started out in Israel. Some people from all over the world travel all the way to Israel to celebrate this tradition. Hanukkah may also be celebrated in Russia, especially the Russian-Jewish groups. This is definitely celebrated by different Jews from various parts of the world.

 

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