Thursday, December 13, 2012

8 Facts of Hanukkah # 5......

5. GIVING OF GIFTS

As part of the celebration, children received gelt (Yiddish term for "money") during each of the eight days in order for them to learn about charity. More recently, the tradition of children receiving a small gift each of the eight nights has become more popular. This gift giving is frequently associated with the Christian Christmas tradition of gift giving.

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