Hanukkah's main theme is termed the haliday of Lights. The fundamental ceremony performed during Hanukkah is certainly the illumination from the hanukkah lights. Your Hanukkah candles or oil lighting is a fixed element dring the hanukkah observance, a particular candelabra of eight candles. (the Hanukkah Menorah differs from some other menorahs. This is a candelabra that holds seven candles and is also part of the emblem for the government of the modern state of Israel.). Usually in the middle of the chanukkiah is an additional candle referred to as the Shamash This really is used for light and is accustomed to be used to light each of the other flames.
All who have heard the story, remember fondly the Miracle with the remaining cruse of oil, which was pure and lasted eight nights, which should have been enough for only one day. It's common Jewish custom on Hanukah that we eat foods fried in oil such as Latkes (Potato Pancakes) and Israeli Sufganiot (Jelly Doughnuts).