Hanukkah, also known as the Festival of Lights or the Feast of Dedication, is a reminder of the great dedication and wonder that took place when a small band of Jews defeated the mighty Greek armies. Even more miraculous than defeating the Greek armies, was the miracle of the oil used to light the menorah. The Greeks had made all the oil in the Holy Temple impure. However, the Maccabees found one jar that had been overlooked but contained only enough oil for one day. Miraculously the oil burned for eight days and thus we have the eight days of Hanukkah.
Contiki wants to wish our fans and their families a Happy Hanukkah and wonderful holiday season as we move into an exciting New Year.
2014 is bound to be amazing and we are truly honored to have the gift of so many amazing fans in our community.
Have a very Happy Hanukkah!
For the next 31 days, Contiki will be revealing daily goodies, resolutions, and inspiration to get you geared up and ready to make every moment of 2014 count! How will you make 2014 an unforgettable year? With Contiki, of course!
Check out the countdown, bookmark it, and don't forget to come back each day - there are sure to be surprises along the way!
YouTube musician Marie Digby traveled to Ireland with Contiki to get in touch with her Irish roots and she has released this beautiful travelogue detailing how her first visit to Ireland felt like a homecoming - a #NOREGRETS moment if we do say so ourselves!
See stunning panoramic shots of Giant's Causeway, The Cliffs of Moher and the luscious green landscapes of Ireland in Marie's video below (and be sure to click through to see Contiki's Ireland video!)