Disney’s Hanukkah Episode
For the first time ever, Disney has created a Hanukkah episode of a TV show. While they’ve featured Jewish characters in other stories, this is the first Hanukkah episode written specifically for kids. The episode takes place during the holidays and Lizzie, a Jewish little girl, plans to decorate a Christmas tree aboard a float along with Gordo, her Jewish friend. After playing with dreidels and lighting menorahs, Lizzie’s mom makes latkes to share with her Jewish friend.
Hanukkah is a Jewish holiday that follows the Hebrew lunar calendar. Every year, it falls on the 25th day of Kislev. During the holiday, the cast of characters at Disney World celebrate Hanukkah with special traditions. You can also buy Hanukkah-themed merchandise to use during your next celebrations.
A recurring theme in the Disney Hanukkah movie is the idea that children should be taught to help others. Elena teaches her little sister how to play the dreidel (a Hanukkah tradition). In real life, the dreidel is an important symbol of Hanukkah and comes from the Yiddish word drei. A menorah is a traditional Jewish decoration, and children onscreen decorate their menorah with blue mosaic patterns. The universal meaning of the menorah is for all Jews.
In addition to the traditional Hanukkah holiday, Disney also celebrates other holiday traditions and holidays. Hanukkah is celebrated from December 22 to December 30, 2019. Hanukkah is celebrated throughout the parks with Hanukkah-themed decorations and events. For Jewish visitors, the holidays are a great time to visit Disney.
Another tradition of the Hanukkah holiday at Disney parks is the lighting of the Disney Hanukkah menorah. The Main Street Window at Disneyland houses the menorah, which is located near New Century Jewelry. In Epcot, you can enjoy a holiday storytelling presentation. Located in the American Adventure Rotunda, the Holiday Storyteller tells a story about the Festival of Lights.
The show has three episodes: the first is titled “It’s a Wonderful Life” and the second is titled “Heck of a Hanukkah.” Both feature a Jewish family and a Jewish boy. For younger kids, this show is a fun introduction to the holiday.
You can find more Hanukkah-themed Disney merchandise online. During Hanukkah, a menorah is lit for eight consecutive nights. Every night of the festival is marked with special prayers and fried food. Original menorah only lasted one night. However, the candles remained lit for eight nights.
In addition to enjoying traditional Hanukkah foods, you can also enjoy Hanukkah classics at Walt Disney World theme parks. The festival of the holidays at Epcot includes a special pop-up called L’Chaim! Holiday Kitchen showcases traditional holiday food from all over the world. Last year, the restaurant added two Hanukkah dishes to the menu, as well as a special Hanukkah beer. You can also order kosher desserts, such as latkes and ham.