Zagreb - Croatian Parliament Speaker on Tuesday extended his best wishes to the Jewish faithful on the occasion of Hanukkah, also known as the Festival of Lights.
Hanukkah is observed for eight nights, starting on the 25th day of Kislev according to the Hebrew calendar, and may occur from late November to late December according to the Gregorian calendar.
Jewish families around the world will gather Sunday evening to celebrate Hanukkah and light the first candles on their menorahs.
The holiday celebrates the rededication of the second temple in Jerusalem following a massacre ordered by the Greek-Syrian King Antiochus IV that initially pushed Jews from the city.
The celebrations begin December 12 and last through December 20. (Hina)