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Grand Chanukah Car Parade in Downtown Binghamton

The Binghamton University Chabad lit up the last night of Chanukah Wednesday evening in an unusual way, menorahs, on top of cars.

It was called the "Car Menorah Parade", which included more than forty vehicles.

It began in Downtown Binghamton, assembling on Hawley and Washington street, and made its way to the Student Union building, on the Binghamton University campus.

How do you construct a menorah that goes on top of a car?

Todd Spiro of Binghamton Chabad said with patience, and dedication.

"We made these manoras.  We have a team of all these different people that help.  We went to the wood shop, and cut all the wood.  We then assembled it.  It took over two weeks to make.  We sprayed painted it silver, and we got these lights on.  It was a big ordeal to make," said Spiro.

The menorah, also known as the Festival of Light, commemorates a Jewish victory over hostile forces more than 2,000 years ago.

Around the world this year, hundreds of such parades are being held in many countries, involving the display of more than 5,000 car mounted menorahs.

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