Hanukkah candles are lit to pay tribute to the Miracle of Oil. The legend goes that The small amount of purified oil found in the Holy Temple was worth lighting only one candle. Miraculously, the oil lit all the eight candles on the Menorah for eight days continuously. This gave rise to the festival of Hanukkah in which, lighting candles on the special candelabrum is amongst the most important traditions. A wide variety of Menorahs, such as those made of glass, porcelain, crystal and metals including silver, brass, aluminum, and gold, is available in stores. A combination of different materials is also used to make beautiful Menorahs, for the festival of Hanukkah. Nowadays, plastic Menorahs, with electrical Chanukkah lights, are also available in the market.
Beautiful candles, such as the popularly used multi-colored ones and
blue and white ones, are available in the stores during the Hanukkah
season. Since Menorah is vital for the festival, without which the
occasion is incomplete. Hence, it is important to know certain defining
characteristics of Menorah. You should also know the pattern of lighting
the Hanukkah candles. Here is a brief description about Menorah and
Hanukkah candles. Read on.