Hanukkah Worksheets

Hanukkah is popularly considered to be the Jewish version of Christmas but that’s not really accurate. Learn more about the ‘Festival of Lights’ with printable Hanukkah worksheets for kids.

Also browse through our range free Hanukkah activities, coloring pages and crafts.

Why Hanukkah is not the Jewish Christmas:

  1. The word ‘Christmas’ fuses two words ‘Christ’ and ‘Mass.’ Hanukkah is a Hebrew word that means ‘dedication.’
  2. Christmas celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ and unfailingly falls on the 25th of December every year.Hanukkah commemorates the victory of the Jews over Antiochus (the Greek king of Syria). The Jewish festival falls on a different date year between November and January.
  3. Christmas is celebrated through a single day, while Hanukkah celebrations extend over a period of 8 days.
  4. Christmas is one of most important festivals for Christians, but Hanukkah does not hold equal importance for Jews.
  5. Exchanging gifts is an important aspect of Christmas, but not of Hanukkah, though the trend is caught on recently.
  6. Christmas celebrations consist of exchanging cards and gifts, attending Church, decorating one’s home with Christmas trees and lights and visiting friends and family. Hanukkah is a comparatively austere festival when people light a Menorah (a candle-holder with 9 branches), one candle a dayfor 8 days.
  7. Christmas is associated with Saint Nicholas (a.k.a. Santa Claus) but this is not the case with Hanukkah.

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