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Chanukah is observed for eight nights and days, starting on the 25th day of Kislev according to the Hebrew calendar (a lunar calendar of 13 months), which may occur at any time from late November to late December on the Gregorian calendar.

The festival is observed by lighting the candles of a candelabrum with nine branches, called a menorah (or chanukiah). One branch is typically placed above or below the others and its candle is used to light the other eight candles. This unique candle is called the shamash (Hebrew for "attendant").

Each night, one additional candle is lit by the shamash until all eight candles are lit together on the final night of the festival. Since the 1970s, the worldwide Chabad Hasidic movement has initiated public menorah lightings in open public places in many countries, which has brought the holiday to the attention of more people, including non-Jews. In Taos, Chabad of Taos continues the tradition.

In place of the time-honored tradition, a drive-through menorah parade took place on Monday, December 14th.  

Following is the Livestream of the event.

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As the coronavirus pandemic continues, towns are canceling or changing events for the Fourth of July holiday to protect public health.

Taos Ski Valley plans to have a little fun to bring in the New Year. On Tuesday (Dec. 31), the resort will be hosting a torchlight parade and fireworks display -- and, of course, there will be food because, why not?

Taos Pride’s summer festivities brought the community together to celebrate diversity, increase awareness and provide a safe place for LGBTQ+ folks of Northern New Mexico and beyond. The …

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