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Gorgeous And Inventive Menorahs From Around The World To Celebrate Hanukkah

For the third day of Hanukkah, we looked at menorahs of all shapes and sizes from around the world.

Posted on November 30, 2021, at 1:38 p.m. ET

A bunch of trucks with their ladders raised as menorahs
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Israel Electric, the main supplier of electrical power in Israel, creates an interpretation of a menorah using cranes, as it tries to create the world's largest menorah to celebrate Hanukkah in the city of Tel Aviv on Dec. 4, 2013.

a giant menorah made of colorful blocks in the snow
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Colorful menorah made of large plastic building blocks during Hanukkah in Toronto on Dec. 9, 2007.

A menorah made of chocolate with two children below it, stores in the background
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Chabad of South Bay added a twist to its annual Hanukkah festival by lighting a menorah made of chocolate. The "Chanukah in the Chocolate Factory" event featured an 8-foot-tall menorah, which children helped finish by painting on the final coats of chocolate before the lighting ceremony.

a close up of a menorah with oil and wicks
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Menorah candles, with olive oil–fueled wicks, are seen at the home of Rabbi Yossi and Mushky Bendet in Bloomington, Minnesota, on Dec. 13, 2017.

a large menorah with a star of david photographed at night with an ornate building behind it
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The first lamp of a large-scale menorah on Dec. 16, 2014, in Berlin

A menorah made of seashells sits below palm trees with a Christmas tree behind it
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A Hanukkah lamp at Lincoln Road Mall in Miami, Florida

A menorah necklace glows against a persons scarf
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Nassi, 12, wears a glowing menorah during the first night of Hanukkah festivities in the public square in Olde Town Arvada on Dec. 2, 2018, in Arvada, Colorado.

A large unlit menorah is photographed from below, next to a temple and with a lot of greenery
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This picture taken on March 4, 2019, shows a 62-foot-tall menorah near the town of Tondano, North Sulawesi, in Indonesia.

A man on an orange ladder lights one of eight lanterns on a giant menorah
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Rabbi Moshe Wilansky lights the first candle on the large menorah in a ceremony commemorating the first day of Hanukkah week on Dec. 25, 2005.

A truck with a giant menorah in the back of it parked outside a house
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Giant menorah attached to a truck during Hanukkah in Toronto on Dec. 15, 2020.

Two women dance outside a large menorah in brooklyn at night
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People dance in front of the world's largest Hanukkah menorah during the celebration of the first night of Hanukkah in New York City on Nov. 28, 2021.

A rabbi climbs a ladder to get to the top of an extremely tall lego menorah in front of a crowd
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Rabbi Shmuel Havlin climbs atop a ladder in front of Hanukkah candles made out of Lego blocks in the hall of the Joseph-Carlebach-Schule in Hamburg, Germany, on Dec. 9, 2015.

Two men light a menorah made of ice in front of a crowd
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Rabbi Mordechai Grossbaum and Ross Paskoff lit the finished ice menorah sculpted in front of Byerly's in St. Louis Park in December 2018.

Menorahs and lanps and a tea set displayed on tables at an outdoor bazaar
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Menorahs and other Judaica sold in the market in the old city of Jerusalem in 2019.

A menorah decoration reads "happy chanukah," behind it you can see a large sign that reads "Village"
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A light-up menorah is seen on top of a car at the Village at the Peaks in Longmont, New York.

A man in roller skates site below a menorah made of PVC pipe, with a crowd behind him
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Mendel Wilansky, 20, sits at the base of a menorah during a Hanukkah celebration at Happy Wheels skating in Portland, Maine, on the seventh day of Hanukkah on Dec. 13, 2015.

A snow globe with a menorah inside, on a white background
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A menorah snowglobe souvenir, photographed circa 2002

Four people hold candles in a semi circle outside at a Hanukkah celebration, a large menorah is behind them
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Worshipers during the lighting of Hanukkah candles in Rostov-on-Don in Russia on Dec. 25, 2015

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