Festival of Lights


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Festival of Lights

n.
1. See Hanukkah.
2. See Diwali.
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Noun1.Festival of Lights - (Judaism) an eight-day Jewish holiday commemorating the rededication of the Temple of Jerusalem in 165 BCFestival of Lights - (Judaism) an eight-day Jewish holiday commemorating the rededication of the Temple of Jerusalem in 165 BC
Judaism - the monotheistic religion of the Jews having its spiritual and ethical principles embodied chiefly in the Torah and in the Talmud
Jewish holy day - a religious holiday for Jews
Chislev, Kislev - the third month of the civil year; the ninth month of the ecclesiastical year in the Jewish calendar (in November and December)
Tebet, Tevet - the fourth month of the civil year; the tenth month of the ecclesiastical year (in December and January)
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Previously, largely taxpayer funded failed attempts at drawing tourists to Niagara Falls have included Mayor Dyster's failed Holiday Market in 2011 and the Festival of Lights, which had its plug pulled in 2001 while the future mayor was serving on the City Council.
A SPECTACULAR celebration of cultural diversity will be held in two of north Coventry's parks this month to embrace Foleshill's Festival of Lights.
LN Mallick Doha WITH the 'festival of lights' just around the corner, some of the hypermarkets in Doha are doing brisk business selling traditional household kits like earthen lamps and candies besides special apparels and various gift items.
Diwali is the five day Festival of Lights and is traditionally celebrated by Hindus, Sikhs and Jains and is one of the most significant festivals in Indian culture.
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"The festival of Deepavali, or Festival of Lights, celebrates the victory of Goodness over Evil and Light over darkness.
The Mission Inn Hotel and Spa, a resort in Riverside, California, US, has announced that it is hosting the 19th annual Festival of Lights on November 25, 2011.
MORE than 1,000 people got together to celebrate Diwali, the festival of lights, in Huddersfield.
Parvanov was invited to light the first shamash candle of Hanukkah at Sofia's Central Synagogue marking the beginning of the eight-day Jewish Festival of Lights.
Derived from the Sanskrit word Deepavali, meaning 'row of lamps,' it is also most popularly known as the Festival of Lights. Where diyas (clay pots) are lit to signify victory of good versus evil within a person, also known as 'the awareness of the inner light,' another interpretation of Diwali.
AN estimated 75,000 people turned out for Durham's Lumiere festival of lights over the weekend - and there is talk of a repeat.

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