Hanukkah or Chanukah marks the re-dedication during the second century BC of the Second Temple in Jerusalem, where Jews were said to have risen against the Greek-Syrian oppressors in the Maccabean Revolt. The occasion is observed for 8 nights and days, starting from the 25th day of Kislev. Each night one additional candle is lit by shamash until all 8 candles are lit together on the final night of the festival.

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