2. Hanukkah Has Been Celebrated By Jewish People for More Than 2,000 Years
This roving holiday marks the re-dedication of Jerusalem’s Holy Temple in the second century BCE, and is not exclusively held in December, as it can potentially fall anywhere in late November until the end of the year. Across the world, Jewish people mark the eight-day holiday by lighting an additional candle on a menorah each night, and passing out small gifts among themselves. Unlike Christmas, Hanukkah is actually not considered the most important holiday on the Jewish calendar. That honor would fall to Passover.