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oie recognizes hanukkah at gc

Happy Hanukkah Picture

The Office of Inclusive Excellence (OIE) would like to extend Happy Hanukkah wishes to all who are celebrating at Georgia College. This year, Hanukkah began at sundown on Sunday, November 28, 2021, which was the 25th day of Kislev on the Hebrew lunisolar calendar, and will continue until sundown on Monday, December 6, 2021. During this time, we request that our campus community remembers that many of our students, graduate assistants, faculty, and staff members may observe this time filled with special blessings, food, and prayer.

Season’s Greetings and Happy Hanukkah from OIE!

What is Hanukkah?

“The eight-day Jewish celebration known as Hanukkah or Chanukah commemorates the rededication during the second century B.C. of the Second Temple in Jerusalem, where according to legend Jews had risen up against their Greek-Syrian oppressors in the Maccabean Revolt. Hanukkah, which means “dedication” in Hebrew, begins on the 25th of Kislev on the Hebrew calendar and usually falls in November or December. Often called the Festival of Lights, the holiday is celebrated with the lighting of the menorah, traditional foods, games and gifts.” - Excerpt from history.com.

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