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Noun: Festival of Lights
  1. (Judaism) an eight-day Jewish holiday commemorating the rededication of the Temple of Jerusalem in 165 BC
    - Hanukkah, Hanukah, Hannukah, Chanukah, Chanukkah, Channukah, Channukkah, Feast of Lights, Feast of Dedication, Feast of the Dedication
  2. Hindu festival celebrating the end of the monsoon; held in October/November, celebrations feature lights, lamps and sometimes fireworks
    - Diwali, Divali, Deepavali

Type of: Jewish holy day

Part of: Chislev, Kislev, Tebet, Tevet

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