Happy Hanukkah from the Westcoast Reader team!


Children watching a Hanukkah menorah
Photo credit: Elana Amsterdam (elana’s pantry – Flickr)

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Hanukkah is the Jewish holiday also known as the Festival of Lights. Hanukkah lasts for eight days and eight nights. A well-known symbol of Hanukkah is the menorah, a nine-branch candle holder.

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Happy Hanukkah!

Story adapted from www.thewestcoastreader.com, posted by Ana-MariaG, December 6, 2015

The Westcoast Reader at the Vancouver Christmas Market


A giant Nutcracker mannequin
Photo credit: Ana-Maria Gheorghiu

The Westcoast Reader was at the Vancouver Christmas Market.

The Market is a German-style event.
In Germany, Christmas markets are
a tradition of over 700 years.

Thousands of visitors come every year
to see the attraction.

At the Market, you can find delicious German foods,
handmade Christmas ornaments and wooden toys.

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