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Sixth Day of Hanukkah Gifts

Sixth Day of Hanukkah Gifts and Presents

Hanukkah, also known as the Festival of Lights, is celebrated in order to rejoice the victory of the Jewish rebellion against the Syrian-Greek suppression. Hanukkah literarily means ‘dedication’ and this festival commemorates the re-dedication of the Temple in Jerusalem. The Temple was rededicated from the Hellenistic priest who massacred the Jews and prohibited the practice of Jewish religion. An eight day festival was declared to immortalize the Miracle of Hanukkah.


Hanukkah was started under the reign of Alexander, the great. The Jews resumed their services to the Temple on 25th of Kislev. The main religious observance is the lighting of the candles. Hanukkah is celebrated with glittering lights, fun games and gifts to honor the success of the Maccabees who liberated the Jewish people from their cruel oppressors. A tradition of giving gifts and presents on all eight days began with it. The sixth day of Hanukkah is associated with sleep and personal care; this is the day of realizing the significance of good health & feeling well. On the sixth day of Chanukah, gifts and presents that can be given can be associated with being fit.

On the sixth day of Hanukkah, gifts and presents should reflect solidarity or the spirit of unity. Gifting menorahs has long been a tradition on this festive occasion. These menorahs fill the Jewish homes with joy and delight for the years to come. Many of the Hanukkah gifts are appropriate for children and reflect Hanukkah's blissful spirit. Dreidels are the favorite pick as children enjoy spinning. They are inscribed with four Hebrew letters that stand for "a great miracle happened there", which brings back our attention to Hanukkah's great miracles. This traditional game has been turned into the piece of art by several Judaica artists who have created dreidels in a wide range of unique designs.

Hanukkah menorah and dreidels are available in a diverse variety made up of metals, crystals, embedded with stones, pearls and diamonds, wooden and plastics. Even silver, platinum and gold plated Hanukkah menorahs are quite acceptable by many. The dreidels are too available in the same. On the sixth day of Hanukkah, gifts and presents like oils and candles are the chief thought to be of sacred value. Another option can be of books and DVD’s.

Other examples of expected Hanukkah gifts are the chocolate coins engraved with Hanukkah's symbols. People also like to create Hanukkah baskets packed with driedels, chocolate coins, a bottle of wine or other symbolic objects. Apart from lighting the menorah and playing driedels, another traditional gift offered is “gelt”, a small amount of money and even sharing fried foods like latkes and jelly donuts with friends which adds to the significance of the oil.

Other than religious significance on the sixth day of Chanukah, gifts and presents can be selected depending on the interests as well as the age of the person.  For instance, when shopping for gifts for teens, you can present them with latest mp3 players that have now become highly affordable and can easily store over a thousand songs.

Another gift that is sure to please recipients of all ages on sixth day of Hanukkah gifts and presents is an electronic gadget. Mobile phones, music players, PDA, GPS navigators etc, prove to be ideal Hanukkah gifts, especially for people who are always ‘on the move’.

 

Other presents like Handmade floral gifts, accessories, wooden items, home décor, jewelry, lighting, painting, sculptures, ceramics and baby and kids products widen the scope of choosing gifts on sixth day of Chanukah. One can even go for giving a greeting card, but, nothing tops a hug or a heartfelt blessing, as a gift on this special day.

 











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