FREE Hanukkah coloring pages to print for this festival of lights

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As the cold draws near, it’s time to prepare for Chanukah, also known as the Festival of Lights! And we could definitely use more light in the winter, right? Of course, another thing that we parents could use more of this time of year is combating winter boredom. So why not combine the two? Hanukkah coloring pages are a DIY activity that allows you to celebrate the holidays and keep your child entertained.

While your little artist is filling in the pages, you can fill them out on the holiday story. Hanukkah is an eight-day celebration of the miracle that took place many years ago. It commemorates the consecration of the Second Temple in Jerusalem, which had been defiled by the Greeks in 164 BC. The story goes that the Jewish people, led by the warrior Judah the Maccabee, revolted against Antiochus and reclaimed the Temple. Inside, the Jewish people built a new altar and made a new menorah. When they tried to light it, they discovered that they only had enough oil to light it for one day. But somehow the lamp continued to burn for eight nights and was considered a miracle. It was a glorious time, which is beautifully commemorated each year with Hanukkah traditions like daily candle lighting, special blessings, and delicious food with friends and family.

So, now you can add these free Hanukkah coloring pages to a mix of fun activities. Another great thing about Hanukkah coloring pages is that you can get creative with everything from menorahs to dreidels. This means that they will look great with any color scheme you imagine. Do you need to stick to the traditional white and blue Hanukkah color scheme? Not necessarily. As well as getting creative with these shapes, you will learn a bit more about Hannukah with some fascinating facts. Make it a holiday tradition to share with friends and family as you get ready to feast and celebrate together!

And once you’ve finished them, continue the holiday creativity with our elf coloring pages, snowman coloring pages, gingerbread coloring pages and angel coloring pages.

Free Printable Hanukkah Coloring Pages

Hanukkah Page # 1

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Hanukkah – or Hanukkah, or Hanukkah – is the Hebrew word for dedication. There are actually about 16 different ways to spell Chanukah.

Hanukkah, page 2

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To celebrate the history of the holiday, many traditional dishes are cooked in oil. Latkes, which are fried potato pancakes, are often served with applesauce or sour cream. Jelly donuts are also a popular dessert.

Hanukkah Page # 3

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While Purim is the festival of gifts in Judaism, many families exchange gifts during the Festival of Lights due to Hanukkah’s proximity to Christmas.

Hanukkah Page # 4

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The Hanukkah candle holder used since Temple times is called the Hanukkah menorah or hanukkiyah. It has places for nine candles – one for each Hanukkah night. The extra candle is called the shamash and is used to light all the others. Menorah is the Hebrew word for lamp and refers to the seven candle holder used in the ancient Temple. Therefore, the hanukkiyah is a type of menorah.

Hanukkah Page # 5

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A candle is added to the menorah each Hanukkah night, starting from the right and lighting the most recent candle. Typically, Jewish families say a series of blessings while they light the candles and then sing songs that tell the story of Chanukah.

Hanukkah Page # 6

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Judaism was once banned in ancient Greece, so to continue studying Torah without getting caught, children secretly learned Judaism while playing the dreidel ‘game’ by spinning the top and earning gelt (coins). cash). Nowadays, families still play the game for chocolate or real money coins. Cha Ching!

Hanukkah Page # 7

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Standing 32 feet tall and weighing 4,000 pounds, the world’s largest menorah / hanukkiyah can be found at the Grand Army Plaza in New York City.

Hanukkah Page # 8

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It is customary for people to place their lit Hanukkah in a window to remind passers-by of the miracle of Hanukkah oil. It is forbidden to use the light of Chanukah for any other purpose (like, say, for reading).

Hanukkah Page # 9

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Many people know the first verse of the traditional dreidel song:

“I have a little dreidel. I did it with clay.
And when it’s dry and ready, oh dreidel I’ll play.
Oh, dreidel, dreidel, dreidel, I made you out of clay.
And when you’re dry and ready, oh dreidel, we’ll play.

Hanukkah Page # 10

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Dreidel comes from the Yiddish word drei, which means turn or turn. The tops each have four sides with a Hebrew letter: Nun, Gimel, Hay and Peh (Shin). Together the letters translate to “A great miracle has happened here (over there)”.

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