Activity Ideas for the week of November 29, 2021

11/29 Start of Chanukah

Hanukkah, also known as the Festival of Lights, is an eight-day Jewish holiday commemorating the rededication of the Holy Temple (the Second Temple) in Jerusalem at the time of the Maccabean Revolt of the 2nd century BCE

11/30 National Day of Giving

On the Tuesday after Thanksgiving charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.

12/1 Annual Lighting of the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree

Click here for information on how you can watch the lighting and some facts on this annual tradition.  

12/2 Fritters Day  These fried doughy drops of goodness are best known for their apple insides but they can also be corn fritters and meat fritters.  Click here for some recipes. 

12/3 Birthday of Andy Williams – He is best known for this Christmas Song – It’s the most wonderful time of the year…and for his show “The Andy Williams Show”

12/4 Birthday of Max Baer Jr – He played Jethro in “The Beverly HillBillies”  Click here for a short video with the show’s iconic song.  

12/5 1933 Prohibition ended in the United States 

Prohibition was a 14 year long dry spell for the United States.  Check out this article on the History Channel for more facts on what that day was like for most people.