We wish our Jewish friends a Healthy, Happy Chanukah.
The word Chanukah comes from the Hebrew word meaning consecration. Hanukah is the Hebrew festival of light. The celebration lasts for eight days from the twenty-fifth day of Kisler (in December). It celebrates the re-dedication of the Temple in 165 BC. by the Macabees after it was destroyed by the Syrians.
Legend says that there was only enough oil in the lamp to last for one day, however. the lamp burned for eight days. The festival is marked by the successive kindling of eight lights during the eight day period.