Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014 (Halifax, NS) – Mayor Mike Savage, Deputy Premier of Nova Scotia and Minister of Finance and Treasury Board Diane Whalen, members of Halifax Regional Council, and Rabbi Feldman of the Chabad Lubavitch Organization, invite residents to attend the 20th annual lighting of the menorah at City Hall next week to celebrate Hanukkah. The lighting ceremony will take place on Wednesday, Dec. 17, 6 p.m. in Grand Parade Square.
“I’m pleased to be a part of this significant anniversary of the lighting of the menorah at City Hall,” said Mayor Savage. “Halifax is a diverse community that reflects many religious faiths, and on Wednesday we will join together to celebrate an important Hanukkah tradition.”
The large-scale menorah was initiated by the Chabad Lubavitch Organization to promote awareness and appreciation of Hanukkah, and Rabbi Feldman says it represents “two decades of celebrating religious freedom.”
A reception will be held in Halifax Hall at City Hall following the official lighting ceremony, at 6:30 p.m. All are welcome to attend.
Hanukkah is an eight-day Festival of Lights beginning on the Hebrew calendar date of 25 Kislev which this year falls on December 16 through 24. A candle will be lit each additional night during Hanukkah.
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