Tuesday, 30 November 2021

The Festival of Lights


Hanukkah started on Sunday evening 
and continues all this week.

Every year, I have to double-check
how to spell the name of this holiday. 

Every single year. 

Maybe this kid has the right idea --


Her Royal Highness the Cat
always laughs at me because
she knows how it's really spelled!




Happy Hanukkah / Hanukkat 
to all who celebrate!

33 comments:

Adam said...

I was surprised it started so early this year. I know like Easter the date floats around

Marie Smith said...

I’m with you. I cannot remember the spelling year to year.

Mistress Maddie said...

HRH the Cat is just wise.

Bob said...

I always have to copy and paste it.
That said, now I need to find a yarmulke for MaxGoldberg.

jaz@octoberfarm said...

it seems so early this year. we have an area in this city where everyone has manorahs attached to the top of their car and yes, they light a candle on it each day.

Liz Hinds said...

There are some words I just can't spell. So now imagine how I cope with Welsh. golygfeydd and tad yng nghyfraith being two examples.

Boud said...

I think there's latitude in spelling this word. That's my story anyway.

Ol'Buzzard said...

cats don't worry about such things. They just live in the moment.
A blessing on you
the Ol'Buzzard

Parnassus said...

Hi Debra, Like all transliterations, there is no official spelling, so as long as we can recognize the word, it's ok. I happen to have a tiny dreidel here, and just spun it in honor of this post. I got a gimel, which is the winning character, i.e., if gambling, you get the whole pot.
--Jim

Tasker Dunham said...

Our cat Phoebe has kept very quiet about her modelling assignment for that last picture. I wonder what she was paid.

Sixpence Notthewiser said...

OMG the kitty! *faints*
And I've seen it spelled in one a thousand ways.
What matters is the message, right?

Happy Hanukkah!

XOXO

e said...

That first meme really speaks to the current generation. Love the Hanukkats!

This N That said...

HRH ..smart kitty...Happy "Chanukah" I would have to look it up as well...if Needed to write it.. Have a good week..

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

Aw, this kitty's a mensch.
Thank you, Debra.
You're ahead of me, and it's going on the third night. Oy vey.

Tundra Bunny said...

Happy Hanukkah to all who celebrate -- the world needs as much light as it can get in these times!

Moving with Mitchell said...

Happy Honk!

Mike said...

Happy Honk is so much easier for the spelling disabled.

yellowdoggranny said...

I have to google it every year...

Rain said...

Happy Honk Debra! :)

peppylady (Dora) said...

Hope light never fades from the spirit.
Coffee is on and stay safe

Guillaume said...

Happy Hannukah!

Lady M said...

The problem comes in with translation since hebrew uses a different alphabet. The ch is hard gutteral "h" sound not unlike the gaelic ch in Loch not a sound like the ch in cheese. I used to direct a Jewish preschool so I know some of these things.

pam nash said...

You are not alone - I also have to check the spelling every time.

Sandy said...

Happy Honk....yep, this kid has it! I see so many different spellings it's amazing. I google it everytime I try to type the word.

Richard said...

Hannukah. Whatever, it is early but right on time and where it should be.

Fundy Blue said...

How can anyone not love HRH? She always makes me laugh! There are many lovely and meaningful celebrations at this time of year. Thanks for spreading some Honk joy, Debra!

Linda said...

I already misspelled it at least once this year ooops. Love the term Happy Hanukkat, and to everyone who celebrates it: Happy Hanukkah! (had to check again lol)

CraveCute said...

A fun look at this wonderful celebrations, and i love Hanukkat!

Busy Bee Suz said...

I ALWAYS misspell it too. Happy Honk!

baili said...

this holiday name is little funny and hard to remember it's spelling i agree :)

Happy hanukkah !

Miss Val's Creations said...

Happy Hanukkah! The cats are adorable.

Sue Bursztynski said...

It is early this year, isn’t it? Which is nice, as far as I’m concerned. I’ve known it to be as late as December 25, going into the new year. I bought myself a new Chanukiah as the old one has been falling apart. Made some latkes and had a couple of donuts.

I loved the comparison with a phone at 10 per cent lasting eight days! 😉

Magic Love Crow said...

Priceless! Big Hugs!