Lighting the menorah
Jewish families today light their own menorahs to celebrate the miraculous story. Each menorah has eight branches—one for each day the legendary holy lamp was lit. On the first day of the festival, only one candle is lit. For each following day, an additional candle is lit, until the eighth day, when all eight candles are lit. During the lighting of the candles, blessings are recited or sang in Hebrew.