Happy Chanukah 2012/5773

Remembering Chanukah Traditions and Some Latkes and Applesauce

Tonight is the first of the eight nights of Chanukah.  In case you’re keeping track,  the twenty-fifth day of Kislev (which is the first night of Chanukah in the Jewish calendar) once again coincides with our solar calendar date of December eighth.  For many kids, tonight is the first of eight highly anticipated nights of presents.

When I was growing up, I was allowed to select one gift out of a sizable stash to open on each night.  The eighth night was a free-for-all, not unlike a fireworks finale on the Fourth of July, when I could open all of my remaining gifts.  It was a blast.  What are some of your favorite Chanukah memories?

Looking for the traditional Chanukah blessings? Akhlah.com has an easy night-by-night guide.  And while you’re celebrating, don’t forget the latkes topped with sour cream and homemade applesauce!

Latkes are one of my favorite Chanukah traditions. Have you tried our easy recipe?

And don’t forget the applesauce!



Serving up craft ideas, event ideas, and general dry wit, Abbey enjoys travel, cooking, and spending time with family, friends, and her cocker spaniel. She also has a collection of license plates reflecting the several states where she has resided. If you have a question about, well, anything, Abbey can usually find the answer. She loves planning trips, volunteer work, crafting, cooking, and learning new things to share with the Live Pretty audience.

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