Board welcomes National Chanukah Day
The Board is delighted to announce that the Queen will declare December 27, National Chanukah day and make it a public holiday for all.
The move comes after 18 years of campaigning by the Board for the British government to recognise that Chanukah is a Jewish festival.
“Given the Xmas is a public holiday in recognition of one of the most famous Jews of all time and indeed Easter is also a holiday in honour of one of the most famous Jews of all time, we feel that Chanukah is not just a festival for Jews but for all and should be part of Britisih society,” said Board president Harry Greenberg.
The Board feels by introducing Chanukah to the masses it can then be experienced by everyone and important issues of going green can also be learnt.
“Chanukah is not just for Jews, it\’s for everybody and the message of Chanukah of how strategic planning can help you overcome anything is one that are proud to share,” Mr Greenberg added. “It is about how with just a little bit of something, you can make it last long. I guess you can say, it is a very green and eco friendly festival. How one day worth of oil lasted for eight days is a question everyone asks and today, Jewish scientists are close to discovering how that happened. We hope what we find will help solve the world oil problems.”
As part of National Chanukah Day, the Queen will be lighting a menorah in Buckingham Palace.