We Should All Celebrate the Ancient Jewish Holiday of Sigd

While most Jewish families consider Hanukkah the next big Jewish holiday, don’t overlook the holiday of Sigd, which begins this year on the evening of Sunday, Nov. 15.

Sigd is an ancient Jewish holiday, but if you haven’t heard of it before, you are not alone! Sigd has been celebrated continuously for centuries, but until recently, it was observed exclusively among Ethiopian Jews. However, in 2008, Sigd became an official Israeli national holiday, and it is now celebrated in the Jewish state as both a religious holiday and an exploration of Ethiopian Jewish culture. As such, it’s a perfect holiday for American Jewish families interested in strengthening their connection to and understanding of the global diversity of Judaism.

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