Celebrating HanukKah with Chinese tourists has become an international trend.
China’s Ministry of Tourism and Culture has opened its Hanuk-Kah Festival in Shanghai, with Chinese, Japanese and English speakers in attendance.
The festival is expected to draw more than 2,000 foreign visitors and is part of the government’s efforts to attract foreign tourists, with a focus on the tourism industry in the country, Xinhua News Agency reported.
The event, called the “Hanuk-kah celebration”, is a part of a yearlong campaign to promote Hanukah, which is the Jewish festival of thanksgiving.
The festival commemorates the sacrifice of the first Jewish family to survive in the desert to build the Temple of Solomon in the Jordan Valley.
The Chinese government has said that Hanuk kah is one of the most important religious holidays in China.