Judaism: Festivals and Special Occasions

Department for Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 23rd February 2017.

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Photo of Craig Williams Craig Williams Conservative, Cardiff North

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what plans the Government has to mark Hanukkah in 2017.

Photo of Marcus Jones Marcus Jones Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Communities and Local Government) (Local Government)

The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) has been proud to celebrate religious festivities and significant dates with our faith communities for many years. Our usual practice is to issue a celebratory message, alongside the Prime Minister, and attend community events where feasible. Downing Street and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office mark faith events throughout the year by holding receptions for faith leaders, dignitaries, international guests and community representatives, which DCLG Ministers attend. We will, in partnership with Downing Street and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, consider our detailed plans for Hanukkah later in the year.

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