What Kind of Clothing Do People Wear During Hanukkah?

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The Jewish holiday of Hanukkah does not have a traditional outfit associated with it. When celebrating the holiday, guests or individuals are free to wear any clothing they wish. While there are no specific clothing requirements for the holiday, there are some clothing options that act as a reminder of the holiday.

Blue and White

The official colours of Hanukkah are blue and white, so wearing an outfit in the holiday colours would an appropriate clothing option. Consider a pair of white trousers and a blue shirt, a white skirt with a blue blouse or blue jeans with a white shirt.

Formal Events

For a formal Hanukkah event, wear the appropriate attire for the party and add Hanukkah elements to the clothing with a few extra touches. For example, a woman might wear a necklace with a delicate star of David or a tiny menorah pendant, while men might wear a light blue tie. Men can also wear a kippah for the holiday.

Casual Family Get-Together

For a casual get-together with close friends and family, any outfit is appropriate. Wear jeans and a T-shirt with a dreidel or a menorah graphic. A shirt with the words "Happy Hanukkah" and star of David in the words is also appropriate for a casual get-together.

Children's Clothes

Children's Hanukkah outfits are available for parents to purchase such as baby T-shirts with an image of a baby playing with a dreidel or a child opening a present. For a more formal look, children can wear dresses or suits in the classic Hanukkah colours of white and blue.