This Holiday Celebrates Girls!

The 7th Night of Chanukah, on Rosh Chodesh Tevet, we celebrate Chag haBanot (Eid al-Banat in Arabic), a North African Jewish Festival of the Daughters. This holiday elevates women’s power— the strength, wisdom and resilience of women throughout the ages. Women, young and elderly, would gather for a celebration together to delight in sweets, sing prayers, dance, and give gifts to each other, particularly gold coins and jewelry.

The holiday is associated with bold, wise, courageous and determined women.