Beginning of the eight-day Hanukkah. In Kyiv, the first candle was lit on the Menorah

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In Kyiv, the first candle was lit on the largest menorah in Europe, which will begin the eight-day Hanukkah. The solemn ceremony took place on Maidan Nezalezhnosti on Sunday, December 18.

Yesterday in multinational Kyiv, which traditionally celebrates the religious holidays of all the peoples inhabiting Ukraine, the first candle of Hanukkah was lit on a huge menorah, installed in the very center of Kyiv – on Maidan Nezalezhnosti.

Hanukkah is a holiday of joy. Hanukkah candles are a symbol of the fact that even a little light, and most importantly, faith, can dispel the most gloomy and hopeless darkness.

And Hanukkah is the holiday of victory.

Hanukkah in today’s Kyiv is a very special holiday. A real reminder that the darkness will surely dissipate. If you believe and hope for the victory of light.

About 100 people attended the event.

Among them were ambassadors of a number of countries of the world, in particular Poland, Hungary, Germany, and the USA. The ceremony was also attended by the head of the Federation of Jewish Communities of Ukraine, Zvi Stambler, and the mayor of Kyiv, Vitaliy Klitschko.