Monday, December 22, 2008

Milwaukee menorah parade marks start of Hanukkah

Associated Press
4:52 PM CST, December 20, 2008

MILWAUKEE - A parade of cars with menorahs mounted on the roofs will celebrate the start of Hanukkah in the Milwaukee area Sunday.

About 50 vehicles are expected to drive from Red Arrow Park downtown along Lake Michigan to the Bayshore Town Center mall. A parade of similar vehicles from the suburb of Mequon will join the parade north of the city.

The international Chabad Lubavitch group organizes similar parades worldwide. The Milwaukee parade is organized by Lubavitch of Wisconsin.

The 3 p.m. parade will be followed at 4:30 p.m. by a menorah lighting celebration at the Bayshore mall.

The eight-day holiday known as the Festival of Light celebrates how a one-day supply of oil found when the Jews recaptured the Temple in Jerusalem miraculously lasted eight days.

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