Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights, is an eight-day Jewish holiday. Hanukkah means "rededication" and starts on the 25th day of Kislev according to the Hebrew calendar, and may occur from late November to late December on the Gregorian calendar.
Hanukkah light symbolizes the light of religious, national and cultural freedom.
The primary ritual of Hanukkah is to light a single light each night for eight nights. On the first night of Hanukkah, one light is kindled. Then on each night one more light is kindled. The eighth light is kindled on the final evening.
Hanukkah is celebrated by a series of family-based activities and other community celebrations every day throughout the 8-day holiday.