Chanukah traditions you may not know about

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While some traditions, such as the lighting of the Chanukah menorah, are familiar, others may not be as widely known.

Chanukah is a relatively modern holiday in regard to the Hebrew calendar. Unlike Yom Kippur or Passover, which are steeped in rich traditions, there are few Chanukah customs.

Chanukah celebrants still participate in various customs each year, some of which are customized according to family preferences. While some traditions, such as the lighting of the Chanukah menorah, are familiar, others may not be as widely known - especially to those outside of the faith. Here’s a look at a select few.

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