Festival of lighst begins:
Watch: First Hanukkah candle-lighting around the globe

First night of Hanukkah begins in New Zealand, marking the start of the 8-day festival of lights.

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First Hanukkah candle-lighting in the world
First Hanukkah candle-lighting in the world
Rabbi Ariel Tau

Hanukkah, the festival of lights, began at sundown in New Zealand Sunday evening.

Rabbi Ariel Tal, an emissary of the Strauss-Amiel Institute from the Or Torah Stone Network, and the rabbi of New Zealand's Wellington communities, held the first candle-lighting ceremony for Hanukkah in the world.

About 50 people attended the event.




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