Some Hanukkah greetings include "Hanukkah sameach," which means "happy Hanukkah," and "chag sameach," which means "happy holiday." Hanukkah greetings are similar to Christmas greetings, as the main purpose is to wish another a happy and successful celebration.

Hanukkah is a Jewish holiday that is celebrated in the winter. In 2014, Hanukkah runs from December 16 to December 24. The holiday is known as the Festival of Lights, as a key symbolic component is the candelabra, which is lit each night in celebration. Hanukkah commemorates the rededication of the Second Temple of Jerusalem and is a minor holiday on the Jewish calendar.