Thursday, December 7, 2023

National Day Calendar and Adam Sandler for Hanukkah, which begins on Pearl Harbor Day this year

Happy Hanukkah, which begins at sundown tonight! I open today's slightly early celebration with National Day Calendar's Chanukah | Changes Annually, which uses the alternative spelling/transliteration from Hebrew.

Chanukah also spelled Hanukkah and known as the Festival of Lights, is an eight-day Jewish holiday commemorating the re-dedication of the Holy Temple (the Second Temple) in Jerusalem at the time of the Maccabean Revolt of the 2nd century BCE. Hanukkah (Hebrew: חֲנֻכָּה, usually spelled חנוכה pronounced [χanu'ka] in Modern Hebrew, also romanized as Chanukah or Chanuka), is observed for eight nights and days. According to the Hebrew calendar, it starts on the 25th day of Kislev, which may occur from late November to late December in the Gregorian calendar.
Yes, I've returned to serious educational content for the holiday, but it was a bite-sized dose of it. To make up for it, I'm also posting a silly song, this time Weekend Update: Adam Sandler on Hanukkah - SNL.

After noticing a lack of Hanukkah tunes, Adam Sandler decided to sing a Hanukkah song about all the famous Jewish people you might not know about such as David Lee Roth, Goldie Hawn and The Three Stooges. [Season 20, 1994]
Still a classic nearly 30 years later.

Today is also the anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. I'm observing that solemn occasion with National Day Calendar again, this time sharing PEARL HARBOR REMEMBRANCE DAY | December 7th - National Day Calendar.

Stay tuned for another of my traditions, Time's Person of the Year, tomorrow.

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