Hanukkah celebrated in front of city hall

December 28, 2008 5:41:09 AM PST
There was a big celebration in front of Houston City Hall as the public menorah was lit downtown. [SIGN UP: Get headlines and breaking news sent to you]

Mayor Bill White joined many of the Jewish faith for the 13th year of the lighting of the giant menorah. The mayor lit the center candle last night and then said a few words to the crowd.

"Happy Hanukkah to all," he said. "We celebrate many different traditions in this beautiful city."

Hanukkah is celebrated for eight days and eight nights, and the dates change each year. This year, it started on the December 21. Next year it will begin on December 11.

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