“Chanukah or Hanukah is a Jewish holiday commemorating the re-dedication of the Holy Temple (the Second Temple) in Jerusalem at the time of the Maccabean Revolt against the Seleucid (Greek) Empire.” - Wikipedia
On the 25th Day of Kislev, Maccabees (Jews) fighting the Greeks found just enough lamp oil for a single night. The oil lasted eight days and nights:
During Chanukah eight candles are lit upon a Menorah.
Chanukah "is also known as Festival of Lights and the Feast of Dedication." - Wikipedia
2015 is the year 5776 in the Hebrew Calendar.
It is 4713 in the Chinese and 3102 in the Hindu calendars.
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