Colombia Night of Candles YARAMIS ENGLISH 3-702-815 Celebration Day in Colombia The celebration varies according to the regions of the country. Generally begins from the night of December 7 with the lighting of lanterns and candles that illuminate towns and cities. December 8th in Colombia In several places of the country, on December 8 white flags are raised with the image of the Virgin Mary in the houses. This celebration marks the beginning of the Christmas holidays in the country. ORIGIN The day of the candles is celebrated in Colombia as a vigil for the feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary. The dogma was proclaimed by Pope Pius IX in an apostolic letter on December 8, 1854. ORIGIN II Jewish Holiday Chanukah, also called the Feast of Lights or Luminaries, is a Jewish holiday. Held for eight days, it commemorates the defeat of the Hellenes and the recovery of Jewish independence. Why it is celebrated day 8?