Which President was the first to officially recognize Hanukkah?

Which President was the first to officially recognize Hanukkah?

Jimmy Carter

Gerald Ford

Richard Nixon

George H.W. Bush

The Christmas season has been a prominent feature of White House celebrations since at least President Benjamin Harrison’s 1880s administration. However, Jewish Hanukkah celebrations were not officially observed until 1979, when President Jimmy Carter was the first to light the National Menorah.

Since then, the lighting ceremony has become an annual event in Washington. The menorah holds nine candles, and the center one, the shamash, is used to light one of the others on each of the eight nights of Hanukkah.

Trivia Answer: The correct answer is Jimmy Carter

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