There was in it [enough oil] to light [the lamps therewith] for one day, but the God of heaven whose name dwells there put therein his blessing and they were able to light from it eight days.
Moreover, the 'kaf' consonant is geminate in classical (but not modern) Hebrew.
Adapting the classical Hebrew pronunciation with the geminate and pharyngeal The story of Hanukkah is preserved in the books of the First and Second Maccabees, which describe in detail the re-dedication of the Temple in Jerusalem and the lighting of the menorah.
In them, it is not permitted to mourn, neither to decree a fast [on those days], and anyone who has a vow to perform, let him perform it.
בָּתַר דְּנָּא עָלוּ בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל לְבֵית מַקְדְּשָׁא וּבְנוֹ תַּרְעַיָּא וְדַכִּיאוּ בֵּית מַקְדְּשָׁא מִן קְטִילַיָּא וּמִן סְאוֹבֲתָא.
Except in times of danger, the lights were to be placed outside one's door, on the opposite side of the mezuza, or in the window closest to the street.
Rashi, in a note to Shabbat 21b, says their purpose is to publicize the miracle.
The festival is observed by lighting the candles of a candelabrum with nine branches, called a Hanukkah menorah (or hanukkiah).
One branch is typically placed above or below the others and its candle is used to light the other eight candles.
Eating foods fried in oil, such as latkes and sufganiyot, and dairy foods.
It is also known as the Festival of Lights and the Feast of Dedication.
This unique candle is called the shamash (Hebrew: Other Hanukkah festivities include playing dreidel and eating oil-based foods such as doughnuts and latkes.