Mayor Berry lights New Mexico’s largest menorah

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE)– The largest menorah in the state lit up Civic Plaza Sunday night.

Mayor Richard Berry lit the menorah to celebrate the first night of the Jewish holiday Hanukkah.

The annual lighting is a project of Chabad of New Mexico.

A Jewish dinner and live entertainment followed the lighting.

The menorah is a nine branch candle holder that symbolizes the holiday’s spirit and is a metaphor for bringing light and warmth into a dark world. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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