Various historic Hanukkah Menorahs (Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Hanukkah1.jpg)
There a numerous traditions associated with Hanukkah. In commemoration of the flame that burned for eight nights, candles are progressively lit each night on a Menorah with nine arms. People also often play with special four-sided spinning tops known as dreidels and gifts are exchanged in many families. There are also certain foods that are associated particularly with Hanukkah, including potato pancakes known as latkes and fried, jam-filled doughnuts known as paczki or sufganiyot. Supposedly these are linked to this festival partly because they are prepared using oil, hence linking them to the miracle at the center of the holiday.