Candle Safety For Chanukkah

However you want to spell it (Chanukkah, Hanukkah, etc…), last weekend marked the start of the Jewish “Festival of Lights.”

But as you play dreidel, win gelt and eat latkes in the warm glow of your menorah, we also want you to be safe.

As you might imagine, the Festival of Lights comes with lots of candles — one for each night of the celebration (plus all the nights that came before). And when it falls on Shabbat, there are usually two MORE candles added to the mix.

So here are some safety reminders to go along with your celebration:
  • If you do use candles, ensure they are in sturdy metal, glass, or ceramic holders and placed where they cannot be easily knocked down.
  • Keep candles out of the reach of children and pets.
  • Children should never be allowed to play with matches, lighters or candles.
  • Extinguish candles after use.
  • And NEVER leave burning candles unattended!
Need more candle safety info? We’ve got it here.

And with that, have a happy, happy, happy, happy Hanukkah!

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