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What Is Passover? Here in Wonderopolis, there aren’t many things we enjoy more than a celebration.

What Is Passover?

That’s why we love learning about holidays! If you’ve been WONDERing with us for a while, you might already know about Día de Los Muertos. You may have read about Eid and Ramadan. Today, we’re learning about another holiday that’s rich with tradition—Passover! Purim around The World. Our correspondent Joanie Calem wrote us about the Jewish holiday Purim.

Purim around The World

Joanie is a musician, singer/song-writer, and teacher. She moved to Israel when she was 15 and and lived there for 23 years. The Jewish Festival of Lights - Blog. The night of Thursday, December 10 begins the Jewish Festival of Lights known as Hanukkah.

The Jewish Festival of Lights - Blog

That much we can agree on, eh? Well, err, kind of. Yes, the holiday begins on Thursday evening, but what is the correct spelling, in English, of the occasion? That is more complicated than the celebration itself! The good news is that you’re likely not incorrect in your spelling. Hanukkah, The Eight-Day Jewish Festival Of Lights, Begins On Thursday Kids News Article. Video: “Festival of Freedom: 6 facts about the Passover holiday” I’m adding this new video from USA Today to The Best Sites For Learning About Easter & Passover: Related Useful Easter & Passover Videos & Photos Here are new additions to The Best Sites For Learning About Easter And Passover: Here's a video about Good Friday in Jerusalem: In Rio's reimagined Passion Play, drug lords kill Christ comes from CNN.

Video: “Festival of Freedom: 6 facts about the Passover holiday”

Photos: Easter around the world is from CNN. What is the Jewish festival of Rosh Hashanah? - CBBC Newsround. To enjoy the CBBC Newsround website at its best you will need to have JavaScript turned on.

What is the Jewish festival of Rosh Hashanah? - CBBC Newsround

Rosh Hashanah is a special festival which celebrates Jewish New Year. Celebrating Hanukkah, The Jewish Festival Of Lights Kids News Article. What is Passover? Happy Hanukkah! The Eight-Day Jewish Festival Of Lights Begins Today Kids News Article. Today, December 12, marks the first day of Hanukkah, the Jewish festival of lights.

Happy Hanukkah! The Eight-Day Jewish Festival Of Lights Begins Today Kids News Article

Since the eight-day celebration begins at the 25th day of Kislev, the ninth month on the Hebrew calendar. Since the calendar is based on the lunar cycle, its exact date varies from late November to the end of December. The folklore behind this popular festival can be traced back more than 2000 years, to the time when Alexander the Great ruled over Syria, Egypt, and Palestine. The leader and his successor, Antiochus III, who took control of Judea, or the Land of Israel, in 200 B.C., were progressive enough to allow the locals to continue observing their religions and customs. However, his son, Alexander Antiochus IV, was not as accommodating. After a three year struggle, the citizens managed to reclaim the holy site. The celebration has since evolved to include other fun traditions. Following the candle lighting and prayers, families enjoy a delicious feast. Resources: History.com, Wikipedia.org. What is Hanukkah? - CBBC Newsround. Image copyright AP In the UK, and all around the world, Jewish adults and children celebrate the Jewish festival of lights called Hanukkah.

What is Hanukkah? - CBBC Newsround

The date of Hanukkah changes every year, because it depends on the calendar, but it will always fall in November or December. Media playback is unsupported on your device It lasts for eight days and might also be called Chanukah. Can You Erase All Of Your Mistakes? The High Holy Days of Judaism begin with Rosh Hashanah (the Jewish New Year) and end ten days later with Yom Kippur, also known as the Day of Atonement.

Can You Erase All Of Your Mistakes?

Jews consider Yom Kippur to be the holiest day of the year. In Hebrew, Yom means “day" and Kippur comes from a root word that means “to cover" or “to hide. " In this way, Yom Kippur has come to mean the day when Jews atone for (make up for) their sins of the past year. Jews believe that God forgives those who repent (feel sorry) and atone for their sins (wrongdoings) against God and others. They believe that repenting and atoning for their sins, and being forgiven by God, allow them to prosper in the new year to come. During the High Holy Days, Jews take time to evaluate their behavior over the past year. To help block out the distractions of the world and focus their energies on self-assessment, Jews traditionally observe Yom Kippur with a 25-hour period of fasting and intense prayer.

What is Yom Kippur? - CBBC Newsround. Image copyright Getty Images Yom Kippur is the most solemn day in the Jewish calendar.

What is Yom Kippur? - CBBC Newsround

It means Day of Atonement and is an extremely important event for many people. But what does it mean and when is it exactly? Find out more below. ABC online education - What is Passover? More info Copyright Metadata © Australian Broadcasting Corporation and Education Services Australia Ltd 2012 (except where otherwise indicated).

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