NOLA BY THE NUMBERS

99
Percentage of malls with extended holiday hours beginning the day after Thanksgiving.

8
Number of days of celebration in Hanukkah, commemorating the miracle of the sacred lamp that burned for eight days on a single day’s oil.

1895
The year Ralph E. Morris had the idea to use electric Christmas lights instead of traditional candles.

1.76 billion
Number of candy canes made during the holiday season.

44
Total number of candles needed to observe all the nights of Hanukkah.

1829
The year Ralph E. Morris had the idea to use electric Christmas lights instead of traditional candles.

7
The number of branches on a traditional menorah, used in Temple. The nine-branched menorah used during Hanukkah is called either a Hanukkiah or a Hanukkah menorah.

1991
The year artificial Christmas trees began outselling real ones.

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