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A Chanukah parade, through downtown Honolulu



"T'was the Seventh night of Chanukah and all through downtown,
Christmas lights were twinkling, there were people all around.

Me and my wife thought "how pretty and bright"
If only Mayor Mufi, had a Menorah alight.

When what to our wondering eyes did we spy?
An assortment of Jews on a Holiday ride!

Twenty or Thirty fine automobiles
all strapped with Menorahs - Chanukah on wheels!


We saw them pass by and there arose such a sound of honking and hooting and joy all around

They sped on their way and we wanted to see so we followed behind them into Waikiki

On Sruly and Shmuki and Shmuel even Itchel, To see all the happiness gave us a tickle!

We gathered together in a park on a corner
Then Governor Linda Lingle lit the Menorah!

Hot latkes and music and songs of the season
suddenly Chanukah in Hawaii seemed to have a reason!

Don't feel so lonesome, come say the Bracha
put some light on your car and have a fine Chanukah!!" 


Be part of the "MARCH OF LIGHTS," 3rd Annual Car Menorah Parade on Thursday December 17th, leaving Kaimuki High School at 5:30pm.

The route will take you Ewa bound on Kapiolani Boulevard, then onto Beretania and then makai onto Bishop Street, through downtown to Ala Moana Boulevard - then Diamond Head bound to Waikiki.

The parade route ends at King Kalakaua Park, where Kuhio and Kalakaua come together.  There, you will enjoy the Chabad Public Menorah lighting, featuring special guest Governor Linda Lingle.  Music,  singing, hot latkes, and activities for the keiki.

For more info: To take part in the parade, or to find out more, call 808-735-8161 or visit Chabad of Hawaii's website.


  • Deirdre 5 years ago

    That is so awesome!

  • Michelle 5 years ago

    Hope the parade was beautiful!

  • xxx 5 years ago

    Hanukkah, from the Hebrew word for "dedication" or "consecration", marks

    the re-dedication of the Temple in Jerusalem after its desecration by the

    forces of Antiochus IV and commemorates the "miracle of the container of

    oil."According to the Talmud, at the re-dedication following the victory of

    the Maccabees over the Seleucid Empire, there was only enough consecrated

    olive oil to fuel the eternal flame in the Temple for one day.

    Miraculously, the oil burned for eight days, which was the length of time

    it took to press, prepare and consecrate fresh olive oil.

    An Islamic shrine, the Dome of the Rock, has stood on the site of the

    Temple since the late 7th Century AD, and the al-Aqsa Mosque, from roughly

    the same period, also stands on the Temple courtyard.

    Maccabees had the the reason to celebrate Hannukka but how do the present

    day Maccabee/losers celebrate Hannukka when the same temple is controlled

    by a Waqf (an Islamic trust).
    Is not