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...Millions of Indians were setting off deafening fireworks displays Sunday to light up the sky for Diwali, the Hindu Festival of Lights, which celebrates the triumph of good over evil.People across India also handed out sweets, exchanged greetings...

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Photo feature: Festival of Lights

...menorah to observe one of the days of Hanukkah last weekend at the Naptowne Cafe in Sterling. Each night of the Jewish Festival of Lights holiday, she will light another candle until the holiday ends this year on Dec. 19. She reads a short Hanukkah...

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Festival of Lights brightens long Alaskan nights

"It's a celebration of the miracle of lights," Barbara Koval told those who came to her restaurant the first night of Chanukah. For the first time since Koval bought the Naptowne Inn & Caf in Sterling, she decided to share some of the Chanukah joy and traditional foods of the Holiday that she has celebrated since she was a child. "We had free potato latkes with everything on our menu, and Rugula, a traditional sweet pastry, compliments of Jackie one of our wonderful customers. We read the Chanukah story of the oil that lasted eight nights, then lit the Menorah and invited everyone to join in spinning the dreidel." Koval told the Dispatch. One of the best-known symbols of Chanukah is the dreidel. A dreidel is a four sided top with a Hebrew letter on each side. The four letters are: SHIN, HEY, GIMEL, NUN. These letters mean "A Great Miracle Happened here." Dreidel is also a popular game played during the Holiday. Players use pennies, nuts, raisins, or chocolate coins (gelt) as tokens or chips. The player spins the dreidel. When the Dreidel stops, the letter that is facing up decides the spinner's fate.

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Hanukkah lights the way

...about a week's time, Hanukkah, the eight-day Jewish festival of rededication, will begin. Also known as the Festival of Lights, Hanukkah observes the victory of the Maccabees over the Syrian-Greek armies in the Temple in Jerusalem and celebrates...

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Kindling the lights of Chanukah

...remember the miracle that happened over 2,000 years ago. From December 4th through the 12th this year the Jewish Festival of Lights Chanukah, also spelled Hanukkah or Hannukah, was celebrated around the world. On the Kenai Peninsula families...

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Festival of Lights

Now Playing Synopsis: A troubled teen in 1980s-era New York longs to reunite with her father in Guyana while enduring a tumultuous relationship with her mother in this drama that marks the feature debut of documentary filmmaker Shundell Prasad. Thirteen years ago, Reshma's father was denied his U.S. visa. Insisting that the young girl and her mother seek out a better life in the U.S., the heartbroken father remains behind in Guana. As Reshma grows into adolescence, the challenges of living in a fractured household begin to take their toll on her relationship with her mother. Those tensions come to a head when Reshma announces that she plans on returning to Guyana to seek out her father, and her mother fights to prevent her from leaving at all costs. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Aidan Quinn, Jimi Mistry, Melinda Shankar, Ritu Singh Pande Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

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