Hanukkah parade held for first time in Huntsville

Hanukkah parade held for first time in Huntsville

HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - There was a first for Huntsville Thursday night.

Dozens of cars cruised through downtown Huntsville for the city’s first-ever Hanukkah parade. A menorah topped each vehicle as the procession went through Courthouse Square and Big Spring Park.

Rabbi Moshe Cohen said the idea was to spread awareness of the true meaning of Hanukkah.

“The reason that we do the Hanukkah menorah parade is to spread the light of Hanukkah throughout the city, to publicize the message of Hanukkah, is that light trumps over any darkness, anything evil, anything bad that happens. The way that we get over it is through love and through unity, through getting together as one,” Cohen said. “The message of Hanukkah is, spread the light, spread the warmth, and make a difference in the world around us.”

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