Jesus the Messiah celebrated Feast of Dedication (in Hebrew: Hanukkah)
There is a Jewish holiday mentioned in John 10:22 that was not recorded in the Old Testament. Yet we note that Jesus went up to the Temple to celebrate the Feast of Dedication (in Hebrew: Hanukkah), and He used that moment as a teaching opportunity. John 10:22-23 “At that time the Feast of the Dedication [Hanukkah] took place at Jerusalem; it was winter, and Jesus was walking in the temple in the portico of Solomon.”
What did Jesus celebrate? The Feast of Dedication is a celebration that remind us of the liberation from the evil oppressors, and how the lights of the Menorah were rekindled in the Temple, and by that act the Jews recall the re-dedication (Hanukkah) of the Temple to the Lord. But Jesus did more than just celebrating; He was also teaching and responding to questions regarding his Messiahship. John 10:24 “The Jewish [leadership] then gathered around Him, and were saying to Him, “How long will You keep us in suspense? If You are the Messiah, tell us plainly.”
Friends, He did tell them and demonstrated that He is the Messiah and so we like Him will speak of His Messiahship and just like Him we too will celebrate the Feast of Dedication, join us for our Hanukkah Celebration to learn more.