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πŸ•Ž Menorah emoji

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The Menorah emoji πŸ•Ž depicts a menorah, a type of candelabra used to celebrate the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah. It is commonly used to refer to the religion of Judaism, Jewish people, or Hanukkah. Jewish social media users will often use this emoji alongside other emoji, such as the Star of David emoji ✑️, to proudly identify themselves.

The Menorah emoji πŸ•ŽΒ sees significant usage leading up to and during the Jewish festival of Hanukkah. According to the Jewish calendar, Hanukkah begins on the 25th of Kislev and ends on the 2nd of Tevet. In 2021, Hanukkah began on November 28.

Dedicate some time to learn about the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah, its origin, and the traditions that make it a reflective and joyous time.

Related words

✑️ Star of David emoji, 🎁 Wrapped Present emoji, 🍩 Doughnut emoji, Chrismahanukwanzakah

Where does πŸ•Ž Menorah emoji come from?

The Menorah emoji πŸ•ŽΒ was approved as Menorah with Nine Branches under Unicode 8.0 in 2015. On all major platforms, the emoji depicts an all-white illustration of a completely lit menorah drawn on a purple square with rounded corners.

The menorah is widely recognized as a symbol of Judaism and Hanukkah, even by non-Jewish people. As a result, the Menorah emoji πŸ•ŽΒ is commonly used to refer to Judaism or to wish people a happy Hanukkah. Hanukkah occurs yearly sometime in November or December, so the Menorah emoji πŸ•ŽΒ sees increased usage every year during this time.

Examples of πŸ•Ž Menorah emoji

@Israel, September 29, 2021
It’s Rosh Chodesh - the start of the new Jewish month of Kislev, meaning Hanukkah is coming…!Β  πŸ•Ž ✑️
@michaeldickson, November 5, 2021

Who uses πŸ•Ž Menorah emoji?

The Menorah emoji πŸ•Ž is used to refer to Judaism and Hanukkah. Specifically, Jewish people often use it to identify themselves or to celebrate Hanukkah.


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