Happy Hanukkah! The Festival of Lights began at sundown on Tuesday Dec. 20 and lasts for eight days and nights.
The holiday, though it might have been created by one religion, is important for everyone - Jewish or not. Rabbi Brad Hirschfield shared with FOX News the universal importance of the holiday: While Hanukkah is not the Jewish Christmas, each tells a story of finding greater hope and salvation than one could reasonably expect, and of doing so in the most unlikely of places. Whether in a little jar of oil that lasted longer than it should have or through a newborn baby delivered in a Bethlehem, we are reminded that good things do come in very small packages when we open our eyes and our hearts enough.
Celebrators around the globe are finding different ways to commemorate the holiday, although the traditional custom is to light the menorah. Millions of menorahs were lit for the very first time this year, like the National Menorah on the Ellipse of the White House.
As is typical of holidays, people celebrate Hanukkah with food. But not just any old turkey. They opt for delicious, fried food. Since the celebration focuses on oil, fried foods like donuts and latkes are served. The Washington Post refers to Bonnie S. Benwick of All We Can Eat who has some tips: Done right, the traditional versions made of potato, onion and a bit of a binder should be like the song says: crispy, tasty and thin.
Revelers have taken to YouTube to sing popular songs mixed with Hebrew scripture and share recipes. Check out the Maccabeats' newest Miracle video.
How does Hollywood celebrate Hanukkah? Better yet, who in Hollywood celebrates Hanukkah? Here is a list of some of Tinsletown's hottest stars who are celebrating the Festival of Lights.