Friday, December 19, 2014

Alert

Follow us:
Follow us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Subscribe to this news feed 

News

CNY

The Festival of Lights glows on Hanover Square

  • Text size: + -
CNY/NNY/S. Tier: The Festival of Lights glows on Hanover Square
Play now

Time Warner Cable video customers:
Sign in with your TWC ID to access our video clips.

  To view our videos, you need to
enable JavaScript. Learn how.
install Adobe Flash 9 or above. Install now.

Then come back here and refresh the page.

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Today is the first day of Hanukkah, and people gathered in downtown Syracuse to light the Menorah.

Each year a public lighting ceremony is held at Hanover Square to mark the Jewish holiday.

"It's more than just a symbol, we light the menorah here to show that in this wonderful country, we have a country of freedom of religion, not freedom from religion, but freedom of religion," says Rabbi Yaakov Rapoport with Chabad Lubavitch of Central New York.

Hanukkah is also known as the festival of lights, which last eight days and nights.

10.11.12.245 ClientIP: 54.197.110.151, 23.0.160.61 UserAgent: CCBot/2.0 (http://commoncrawl.org/faq/) Profile: TWCSAMLSP