Menorah Lighting Ceremony at Lake Ella

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A giant menorah was set up at Lake Ella in Tallahassee Sunday night, and people participated in a ceremony to light the first candle.

The ceremony was open to the public and organizers say it's a way to educate people about the meaning of Hanukkah.

Rabbi Schneur Oirechman of Chabad of Tallahassee says, "This is all about celebrating Hanukkah and bringing Hanukkah out to the public, because Hanukkah has a universal message to all, which is a message of freedom of religion, freedom of expression, so we want to come out here and share it with everyone."

Hanukkah lasts eight nights. It is also known as the Festival of Lights.