Menorah lit in New Haven’s Jewish Festival of Lights to celebrate Hanukkah

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NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — The Jewish Festival of Lights began Sunday night to celebrate Hanukkah in the Elm City. Monday night, the city lit the menorah on the Green.

The Jewish Festival of Lights began Sunday at sun down. Monday, the City of New Haven celebrated Hanukkah by hosting the annual Menorah Lighting ceremony.

The celebration including the menorah lighting and dancing took place around 5 p.m. Monday on the New Haven Green.

Mayor Toni Harp was there to light the candles.

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