The Jewish Community of Algarve will be celebrating Chanukah, the Festival of Lights, with a picnic lunch in Portimão on Sunday.

The history of Chanukah is recorded in the Deuterocanonical book of the Maccabees. It goes back some 22 centuries when the Jewish people were under the rule of Antiochus IV of Syria.

Chanukah celebrates the spiritual survival of Judaism.

Members of the community will be lighting their Menorahs (a nine-branched candelabrum) at the picnic lunch.

For more information, please call 282 416 710 or email [email protected]