Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Happy Hanukkah

This evening is the beginning of Hanukkah, and so we begin our eight days of LEGO menorahs and dreidels, to be followed by the twelve days of LEGO manger scenes. :) The lighting of the menorah each night of Hanukkah commemorates the rededication of the Second Temple, when the lamps burned for eight nights even though there was only enough oil for one. Most major cities hold public menorah lightings, and a common tradition in recent years is to build giant menorahs out of LEGO as a way to involve children. One such example is this from Portlan (presumably that picture is the result of last year's event).

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