The history of Hanukkah: How the ‘miracle of the oil’ sparked the Jewish Festival of Lights

Hanukkah, the eight-day Jewish festival also known as the Festival of Lights, see Jews around the world light one candle on a nine-branched menorah – or ‘hanukiah candelabrum’ – each day.

The holiday begins on the 25th day of Kislev, which is the ninth month of the ecclesiastical year on the Hebrew calendar. In the western calendar, Hanukkah is celebrated in November or December. This year it began on Sunday December 2nd and continues until Monday December 10th.

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