Hanukkah is one of the major Jewish holidays, and is celebrated on the 25th of Kislev (mid-December). These holidays mentioned the events of 164 BC. Cr. when, after a three-year persecution and struggle, re-dedicated the Temple of Jerusalem. Hellenistic king of the Seleucid family, Antiochus IV. Epiphanes, was banned Jewish rituals in the temple, and established the worship of Zeus Olympian. This prompted the Jewish rebellion, in which they led the Maccabees. After the death of Epiphanes Temple was cleansed and rededicated.
In this event is related the legend of the lamp that continued to burn in the temple, although for her it was not enough oil. Holiness comes from the spiritual aspect of the victory and the miracle that happened with the only intact bottle of olive oil that was carrying the seal of the High Priest. The amount of oil found was enough only for one day of burning in the temple candlestick, but a miracle occurred and the oil lasted eight days that it was necessary to re-dedicate the temple. 
Hanukkah is also other important holiday lights. Jews each year during the week of Hanukkah fell special eight-pointed candlesticks "Hanukkah" and so that every night ignited by a lamp that candlestick.
original Jewish candle holder from the 19th century.
1.5 kg of silver
in excellent condition