Hanukkah 2021: Light will lead the way

During the Festival of Lights, there are plenty of events that celebrate the resilience and dedication of Jewish artists, creators and survivors.

This year, the Jewish Festival of Lights (Hanukkah or Chanukah) takes place from 28 November to 6 December, determined annually by the 25th day of the Jewish month of Kislev.

While originally commemorating the recovery of Jerusalem, modern celebrations of the eight-day holiday involves lighting a candle on the purpose-built Chanukiah each night, playing dreidel (spinning top) and handIng out gelt (gold foiled chocolate coins).

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Celina Lei is an Arts Writer at ArtsHub. She acquired her masters in Art, Law and Business in New York with a B.A. in Art History and Philosophy from the University of Melbourne. She has previously worked across global art hubs in Beijing, Hong Kong and New York in both the commercial art sector and art criticism. Prior to joining ArtsHub, she was an editorial assistant at the Hong Kong based ArtAsiaPacific magazine and is an art host on independent Instagram platform Club Ambroise. Celina is based in Naarm/Melbourne, Victoria. Instagram: @lleizy_