Menorah Lighting Ceremony

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The City of Acworth invites everyone to its annual Menorah Lighting Ceremony on Wednesday, December 13 at 6:00 p.m.  This will be the second night of Hanukkah.  The Menorah will be located at the corner of Cowan Road and Main Street in Downtown Acworth.  Rabbi Zalman Charytan from the Chabad Jewish Center will officiate the lighting with Mayor Tommy Allegood assisting.

The eight day Jewish holiday commemorates the Jewish Maccabees’ military victory over Syrian-Greek oppression more than 2,000 years ago.  During Hanukkah, Jews across the world celebrate the miracle of light that burnt for eight days out of a single-days-worth of oil found in the Temple.  One Hanukkah candle is lit the first night and an additional candle is lit each successive night.  The holiday is a celebration of religious freedom and hope.

Parking for the ceremony will be located in the gravel area directly beside Dogwood Forest.

For more information call the Parks and Recreation office at 770-917-1234.