It is the Festival of Lights . It comes from an old tradition . People celebrate the victory of the jews against Greek soldiers in 165 before Christ. Thanks to a miracle, they found an oil candle which burned for eight nights.
Today, people light candles in a menorah ( a candleholder with eight candles) for eight nights.
They eat potato pancakes cooked in oil to remember the miracle.
In 2007, Hanukkah begins on the 4th of December at sunset.
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