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Menorah parade through S.L. puts a new twist on Hanukkah celebration

John Sablana affixes a menorah to the roof of his vehicle before a Hanukkah parade through Salt Lake City on Sunday, Dec. 13, 2020. The event was organized by Chabad Lubavitch of Utah.
John Sablana affixes a menorah to the roof of his vehicle before a Hanukkah parade through Salt Lake City on Sunday, Dec. 13, 2020. The event was organized by Chabad Lubavitch of Utah.
Yukai Peng, Deseret News

John Sablana affixes a menorah to the roof of his vehicle before a Hanukkah parade through Salt Lake City on Sunday. The event, held on the fourth night of the eight-day commemoration, departed Chabad Lubavitch of Utah, 1760 S. 1100 East, and wended its way to Abravanel Hall, where an outdoor menorah was lit at the building’s plaza. The menorah lightings will take place each night through Thursday at 7 p.m., with social distancing precautions in place. Anyone is invited to attend for free. Rabbi Benny Zippel, executive director of Chabad Lubavitch of Utah, told the Deseret News in a statement that the “menorah serves as a symbol of light and hope for us today amidst the darkness of the pandemic, as it did for generations before us. The flames of the menorah shine out into the night, reminding us that even when confronted with much darkness, a tiny light can dispel it all. Another act of goodness and kindness, another act of light, can make all the difference.”