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Theydeserveit >> Holiday Gifts >> Jewish Holiday Gifts >> Third Day of Chanukah Gifts

3rd Day of Hanukkah Gifts


3rd day of Hanukkah gifts and presents

Hanukkah is an eight-day Jewish holiday that begins on the 25th day of Kislev (9th month on the Hebrew calendar). The first 2 days of Hanukkah feature the usual fun and celebrations associated with this festival. However, as the days progress, the celebrations become more personal and quieter as people look to spend quality time with their family and friends. Therefore, the 3rd day of Hanukkah gifts and presents tends to focus more on the traditions associated with this miraculous festival.

Hanukkah brings many traditions during its span of eight days. The Jewish dreidels are the traditional toys that have successfully entertained the families for centuries. The dreidels are ideal for the 3rd day of Hanukkah gifts and presents and can be played by people of all ages.

Today, dreidels are available in numerous styles and selections and can be easily purchased online. However, all of them are more or less of the same shape. Dreidels are like wooden spinning tops and have Hebrew letter inscriptions of four sides.

These letters translates into the phrase “A great miracle happened”. While playing a dreidel game, each player has a pile of treats and gives or takes coins from others depending on how the dreidel lands after spinning.

Like every other festival, traditional feasts are an important part for the 3rd day of Hanukkah gifts and presents. Oil and cheese are important elements for Hanukkah cooking as they bear a historic significance to the occasion. Homemade Potato pancakes or latkes are extremely popular 3rd day Hanukkah gifts that keep up with the tradition as they are deep fried in oil. Sufganiyot (Jelly donuts), Cheese blintzes, ricotta balls, mozzarella and onion rings are some of the other amazing food presents that are sure to please any recipient, especially children.

People also like to sing traditional songs during the festive season of Hanukkah and gifting song sheets so that families and friends can sing a joyful chorus will add delight to the 3rd day of Hanukkah. To add respect to the festival, you can also have children recite few phrases from the Torah along with few praise songs.

The miraculous victory of Jews over the Greeks saw Menorah burning continuously for 8 days, on oil that was only enough for a single day. Therefore, lighting gifts like traditional oil menorahs are considered great for the 3rd day of Hanukkah gifts and presents. Other lighting presents like small and beautiful outdoor lights are also wonderful third night Hanukkah gifts.

People also like to decorate their house and admire gifts of decoration items during the Hanukkah festival. For the 3rd day of Hanukkah gifts and presents, there are a lot of options available when it comes to decoration material. Hanukkah bush, decorated with colorful paper stars are ideal presents for those familiar with tradition of Christmas tree. Hanging ‘Happy Hanukkah’ banners and animated displays are some of the other decoration items that the recipients will definitely cherish.

If you are looking to spend time with your family on the third day of Hanukkah, try to gift a present for the entire family- something that your children, parents and grandparents will enjoy doing together. A trip to the amusement park, tickets to a sports game or the theatre or buying a new board game; as long as your family is spending some great time together, the gift will be a sure hit.

No matter you choose for the 3rd day of Hanukkah gifts and presents, most important aspect of this marvelous festival is to love, rejoice and care. Remaining relaxed in your approach will make the day memorable for both you and the recipient.