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While many people have heard of Hanukkah, the Jewish holiday that typically takes place during December and involves things such as menorahs, dreidels and challah. Others may wonder, what is the historical meaning behind the holiday’s traditions? And what do they mean to Jewish people?

Land acknowledgement combats the erasure of Native American history by making others aware of which specific groups of people were affected by the country’s colonial past. According to the Native Land map, Athens was originally home to three tribes. The Cherokee, Yuchi and the Muscogee or Creek peoples. 

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As the holiday season begins, the University of Georgia will present a light show along a half-mile walking trail at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia to display a magical scenery of bright decorations and sparkling lights. Winter WonderLights will transform various parts of the garden into 11 festive light displays.