Happy Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights! This joyful Jewish celebration is an eight-night festivity full of songs, food, love, and happiness. The holiday celebrates the Jewish peoples victory against their Greek-Syrian conquerors long ago.

Ready to share your celebration of Hanukkah with the world? Use these captions and quotes in social media posts, marketing slogans, invitations, table cards, and more.


The menorah.

Happy Hanukkah Captions

Let’s begin with some Hanukkah captions that warm the heart.

  • Let the light of love and hope shine brightly.
  • Relish a sweet sufganiyah each time you light up a menorah candle.
  • Let’s enjoy a beautiful Festival of Lights.
  • Keep your light shining bright year round.
  • Delicious oily foods are perfect for a great Hanukkah festival.
  • Have a huge serving of latke!
  • Loving this latke right now.
  • May your Hanukkah become brighter, lovelier, and happier each time you light your menorah.
  • Nes gadol haya sham (A great miracle happened there)
  • Matzo balls for all who believe.

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  • Celebrating Hanukkah at home and in our hearts.
  • Happy Festival of Lights!
  • Driedal, Driedal, Driedal. I made it out of clay.
  • Spin that driedal until you’re dizzy.
  • Eight days of light, love, and happiness will come to you!
  • May the Spirit of Hanukkah bless your home.
  • The miracle of Hanukkah is finally here.
  • The Star of David shines bright this season.
  • This Hanukkah, know that a great miracle is coming to you.
  • Eight nights, eight lights—an eternity of happiness.
  • Love, peace, and Hanukkah gelt!
  • Bring on the Babka this holiday.
  • Hanukkah Sameach! (Happy Hanukkah)
  • Chag Urim Sameach! (Happy Festival of Lights)
  • Oh Hanukkah is here again.
orthodox jew

Orthodox Jew.

Happy Hanukkah Quotes

A lot of famous people have beautiful words about the Hanukkah celebration.

  • “May the lights of Hanukkah usher in a better world for all humankind.” – Unknown
  • “Hanukkah is about the freedom to be true to what we believe without denying the freedom of those who believe otherwise.”— Rabbi Jonathan Sacks
  • “This is the season when people of all faiths and cultures are pushing back against the planetary darkness. We string bulbs, ignite bonfires, and light candles. And we sing.” — Anita Diamant
  • “Hanukkah is about the spark of the divine in all of us made in God’s image.” — Suzanne Fields
  • “And just like that, like a simple neighborhood event, a miracle is taking place.” — Mary Oliver
  • “The spirit of Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights, is shared by all people who love freedom.” — Norma Simon
  • “Hanukkah is about the spark of the divine in all of us made in God’s image.”—Suzanne Fields, Actress
  • “Look at how a single candle can both defy and define the darkness.” –Anne Frank
  • “There are two ways of spreading light: To be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.”—Edith Wharton
  • “May we all be blessed with miracles wherever we need them.”—Micaela Ezra, Designer and Writer
  • “A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle.”—James Keller

On Chanukah when we use one flame to light another, the glow is not halved – the light is multiplied.”—Micaela Ezra

  • “What I find fascinating about Hanukkah, the Jewish Festival of Lights we celebrate at this time of the year, is the way its story was transformed by time.” —Jonathan Sacks
  • “On Hanukkah, the first dark night, light yourself a candle bright. I’ll you, if you will invite me, to dance within that gentle light.” — Nicholas Gordon

“A little more fun, a little more love, a little more light every night. That’s the joy of Hanukkah.” —Unknown

  • “To me, every hour of the light and dark is a miracle, every cubic inch of space is a miracle.” – Walt Whitman
  • “At this time of year, when the sun is most hidden, the holiday of Hanukkah celebrates the rays of hope and light.”—Rafael Goldstein
  • “Eight days of Hanukkah / Every one of them glows with love.” —Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings
  • “Hanukkah is the festival of lights, instead of one day of presents, we get eight crazy nights.” – Adam Sandler
  • “The darkness of the whole world cannot swallow the glowing of a candle.” – Robert Altinger
  • “We light candles in testament that faith makes miracles possible.”—Nachum Braverman
  • “The proper response, as Hanukkah teaches, is not to curse the darkness but to light a candle.”—Irving Greenberg
  • “The darkess of the whole world cannot swallow the glowing of a candle.”—Robert Altinger
  • “The spirit of Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights, is shared by all people who love freedom.”—Norma Simon
  • “A little bit of light dispels a lot of darkness.”—Rabbi Schneur Zalman
Jewish Characters.

Jewish Characters.

Hanukkah One Liners

These one-liners make great captions for just about anywhere—social media, marketing collaterals, and more.

  • One candle at a time.
  • Sweet Hanukkah!
  • These latkes are delicious!
  • No silent night among your Jewish loved ones during Hanukkah
  • Eight nights of joy, light, great food, and songs
  • Roses are red/ grass is green/ nothing rhymes with Hanukkah
  • Eight nights to cherish the replenishment of hope
  • Let this be a beautiful and cheerful Hanukkah to remember.
  • Unlike Christmas, there’s no need to clean the chimney.
  • Spin the dreidels.
  • Let’s eat a lot of latkes, and don’t mind the cholesterol.
  • This Hanukkah season, treat your sweet tooth with sufganiyot.
  • Kindle the light.
  • Hanukkah Matata—what a wonderful phrase!
  • Remain hopeful in this season of miracles and light.

Hanukkah Sayings

Check out some cool Hanukkah sayings that you can use to greet friends, families, and colleagues.

  • Let’s play the dreidel and make some cool miracles.
  • Behold the roast goose—a great blessing for this Hanukkah.
  • Love and light are my favorite family traditions.
  • Good luck! Our family is made of dreidel champions.
  • Festive and fun? That sounds like Hanukkah!
  • Giving you lots of hugs, kisses, love—and gelt—this season!
  • Hanukkah is not just for Jews. It’s for everyone.

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  • This Hanukkah, I wish for the light of faith, the warmth of home, and the love of family.
  • May all be well with you this Hanukkah.
  • Enjoy the most of this season of light and blessings.
  • Celebrate peace and unity this Hanukkah!
  • This Hanukkah season, it’s time to put petty differences aside.
  • “Warmth of joy, the glow of prosperity, the sparkle of happiness”
  • “May the lights of Hanukkah usher in a better world for all humankind.”
star of david

The Star of David.

Menora Quotes

A menorah is a special candelabra that holds 9 candles. Each one is lit each night for 8 nights using the flame of the center candle. The menorah is a representation of a holy light that burned for 8 nights in a Jewish temple.

  • “We light candles in testament that faith makes miracles possible.” —Nachum Braverman
  • “A little bit of light dispels a lot of darkness.” — Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi
  • “Look at how a single candle can both defy and define the darkness.” – Anne Frank
  • “This Chanukah, the menorah will once again see light. And as I and my family light it, we will say a special prayer in honor of those whose memories it represents.”—Dr. Blair P. Grubb
  • “We light candles in testament that faith makes miracles possible.” —Nachum Braverman
  • “The proper response, as Hanukkah teaches, is not to curse the darkness but to light a candle.” — Irving Greenberg

“Sometimes, a flame can be utterly extinguished. Sometimes, a flame can shrink and waver, but sometimes a flame refuses to go out. It flares up from the faintest ember to illuminate the darkness, to burn in spite of overwhelming odds.”—Karen Hesse

  • “I can remember the menorah, reflected against the wintry darkness of the bay window in my parents’ living room…”—Dani Shapiro
  • “Light one candle for the strength that we need / To never become our own foe” — Peter, Paul, and Mary, ‘Light One Candle’
  • “For You light my flame; G-d illuminates my darkness.” —King David, Psalms 18:2
  • “A little bit of light dispels a lot of darkness.”—Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi
  • “The lights of the Hanukkah menorah that we kindle in our homes are a reminder both of the Menorah in the Temple in Jerusalem and the light that shines brightly within each one of us.” —Libi Astaire

Why couldn’t we light all eight candles in one night instead of having to light a new one for each of eight nights? It is because Hanukkah is not merely a cause for celebrations; it is a trial of perseverance.” —Simon Nguyen

  • “When I use the flame of my faith to light a candle in someone else’s life, my Jewishness is not diminished.”—Rabbi Jonathan Sack
  • “Just as Hanukkah candles are lighted one by one from a single flame, so the tale of the miracle is passed from one man to another, from one house to another, and to the whole House of Israel throughout the generations.” —Judah Leon Magnes

Menora Captions

Here are some captions to honor the importance and symbolism of the menorah.

  • With each menorah candle being lit, you drive away the bad luck of the yesteryear.
  • It takes one little candle to light all others.
  • Don’t despair for every candle lit in your menorah brings you closer to hope, relief, and success.
  • See that menorah? That represents how close you are to getting your wish.
  • Can you imagine how bright the flame of just one little candle in a dark room would be? Imagine 9.
  • Your menorah is lit. So should your spirit be.
  • Remember, that’s 8 beautiful nights of light and hope.
  • The light of the menorah dances with the joyful Jewish dances.
  • Let it glow, let it glow!
  • These 8 candles light up your family’s life.
  • Love, peace, dances, sweets, oily food—all under 8 beautiful lights.
  • Would you care to dance in the light of a fully lighted menorah?
  • One candle, one miracle.
  • “May your Hanukkah holidays be bright as your menora.”
  • “Colorful candles burning bright, each lit on eight very special nights.”

Light the candles.

Candle Captions

Happiness and hope shine each time a candle on a menorah is lit.

  •  “A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle.” —James Keller
  • “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”—Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • “Blessed is the match consumed in kindling flame. Blessed is the flame that burns in the secret fastness of the heart.” — Hannah Senesh
  • “Look at how a single candle can both defy and define the darkness.” –Anne Frank
  • “A candle is a small thing. But one candle can light another. And see how its own light increases, as a candle gives its flame to the other. You are such a light.” —Moshe Davis
  • Kindle the candle and light up the smiles.

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  • This Hanukkah, let’s dance into the candle’s gentle light.
  • May your candle light your way to true happiness this season.
  • Hope starts with lighting just one little candle.
  • Don’t underestimate the flame of one candle.
  • Be like a candle. Be someone else’s light.
  • Light the candle in you.
  • A candle’s light signifies a new beginning.
  • It’s easy to underestimate a little candle unless you’re in the big, cold blackness.
  • A naked candle flame is the purest light there is.

Babka, a Jewish bread.

Facts about Hanukkah

Here are 10 fascinating facts about the Hannukkah celebration. Share these facts with your friends and family.

  • Hanukkah is derived from the Hebrew word “Hinuch, which means “to teach.”
  • Hanukkah doesn’t fall on the same date each year.
  • Hanukkah is a commemoration of the victory of a group of Maccabees (rebel Jews) in reclaiming their temple from the Greek-Syrians in ancient times.
  • It’s surprising to know that Hanukkah is not the most important religious holiday for Jewish people. The Holy Days Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are considered more important.
  • The temple supposedly had a holy light to burn at all times. But the Maccabees only have enough oil to keep the lamp burning for a single night. Miraculously, the light burned for 8 days. That’s why Hanukkah lasts for 8 nights.
  • Each night of Hanukkah, a candle on a menorah—a candelabra with 9 candles—is lit. The center candle, called a shamash and is used to light all the other eight candles.
  • The largest menorah in the world is in the Grand Army Plaza in New York City.
  • Traditionally, money was given during Hanukkah, but this tradition seems to be abandoned after gift-giving on Christmas became popular. Nowadays, Jewish people give gifts to friends and loved ones rather than money.
  • Dreidels, or Hanukkah tops, were used by Jews to pretend that they’re playing games while in actuality, they were reading scripture. They did this to trick the Greek-Syrians who outlawed Jewish studies.
  • Each year during Hanukkah, more than 11 million sufganiyot (jelly donuts) are eaten in Israel.

Happy Hanukkah, and may the shining light of the menorah bathe you with love, happiness, and blessings. Feel free to use any of these captions or quotes on social media websites like Facebook or Instagram to let your light shine even brighter.

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