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Statement by the Prime Minister on the first day of Hanukkah

The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, issued the following statement today marking the first day of Hanukkah:

“At sunset today, Jewish communities in Canada and around the world will welcome the beginning of Hanukkah – one of the oldest traditions in the world.

“For eight nights, families and loved ones will celebrate the Festival of Lights by lighting the candles of the menorah, one by one. Together, they will pray, sing, enjoy food, and share stories of hope.