Candlelighting for Festivals and Rosh Hashanah
On the three pilgrimage holidays Passover, Shavu'ot, and Sukkot as well as Rosh Ha-Shanah, candles are lit and the following blessing is recited. When the holiday falls on Shabbat, the words in parentheses are recited.
Baruch atah adonai eloheinu melech ha'olam asher
Yom Kippur has its own candlelighting blessing. If the holiay coincides with Shabbat, the words in parentheses are added:
After the candles are lit, the Shehecheyanu prayer is recited.
Because ofthe law prohibiting the lighting of a fire on Shabbat, Chanukah candles are lit before the Shabbat candles on Friday night, and they are lit after Havdalah on Saturday night. The following blessings are said:
Baruch atah adonai eloheinu melech ha'olam asher kid'shanu b'mitzvotav v'tzivanu l'hadlik neir shel Chanukah.
Baruch atah adonai eloheinu melech ha'olam she'asah
The following blessing is recited when eating a meal in the sukkah:
Source: Cardin, Rabbi Nina Beth. The Tapestry of Jewish Time. NJ: Behrman House, 2000. Judaism 101