December - Chanukah, Christmas, Kwanzaa | Ion Bank
Family enjoying the holidays.

12/18 – 12/26 – Chanukah (Hanukkah)

In Judaism, Hanukkah celebrates the rededication of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem with an 8-day “festival of lights”. Celebratory events include nightly menorah lighting and special prayers, among others.

12/25 – Christmas

This holiday originated in Christianity to commemorate the birth of Jesus and since has evolved into a celebration observed in both religious and secular contexts.

12/26 – 1/1 – Kwanzaa

Created in 1966 by Dr. Maulana Karenga, this African American and pan-African holiday is a seven-day cultural festival celebrating family, community, and culture. The celebration brings together communitarian values and practices of Continental African and African American culture, and is centered around seven core principles.

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