Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights, is celebrated for the victory of the Jews over the Hellenist Syrians in 165 BCE. The celebration startsfrom the 25th day of the month of December for eight days.
Hanukkah light symbolizes the light of religious, national and cultural freedom.
Hanukkah is the kindling of the lights on a seven- or nine-branch candelabrum, which is a Menorah or Hanukkiya. 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.
Menorah: means "candelabrum"
Maccabees:sons of Hasmonean the led the Jews in their fight against the Syrian and won the war
Talmud: body of Jewish oral law
Dreidel:means "to spin"
Shamash: means "to use"