Hanukkah (better spelled as Chanukah) is a Jewish festival that dates back, way back, to the Macabees’ Revolution.
Hanukkah is also known as “the Festival of Light”, the story behind it is very touching and the traditions are very interesting, but that’s not what we’re here for, right? Let’s get right into the point.
Hebrew Greeting for Hanukkah
Though the Yiddish greeting for Hanukkah is more popular, you still can greet people in Hebrew. The way you do so is by saying “Chag Chanukah Sameach”
Chag = חג = holiday
Sameach = שמח = happy
All together would mean “happy Hanukkah holiday”
Yiddish Greeting for Hanukkah
The more popular greeting would be the Yiddish one, it simply says
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