Friday, December 19, 2008

Feliz Janucá - Happy Hanukkah

We'd like to wish our Jewish patrons a wonderful celebration as they begin their Hanukkah observances at sundown this Sunday. I was curious to see how the Festival of Lights is celebrated in Mexico. I couldn't find much. Below is what I did find regarding Hanukkah celebrations in Mexico. Please feel free to comment at the bottom of this blog entry and let us know about your Janucá traditions from Mexico.

Festival of Lights in Spanish is Fiesta de las Luminarias

In Mexico they call the Dreidel game Toma Todo

Recipe for Bunuelos de Hanuka (Hanukkah Fritters)
You have to scroll pretty far. Last I counted, it was the 11th recipe down.

Bimuelo, instead of latkes?
Neat little history and recipe from a man whose grandfather was a Sephardic Jew.

The first verse and chorus of the dreidel song in Spanish:
Yo tengo un dreidel. Lo hice de barro.
Cuando se seca, Juego al dreidel mucho.
Dreidel, dreidel, dreidel, lo hice de barro.
Dreidel, dreidel, dreidel, lo jugaré.

(In English: I have a little dreidel. I made it out of clay.
When it’s dry and ready, then dreidel I shall play.
Oh dreidel, dreidel, dreidel, I made it out of clay.
Oh dreidel, dreidel, dreidel, then dreidel I shall play.)

Hanukkah in Mexico Blog Article

Happy Hanukkah!
Cibula Family and Staff of the Franklin Inn

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