Hanukkah is a Jewish holiday celebrated for eight days. These days are days of admission, which fixed the sages of Israel during the Second Temple, in memory of the victory of the Maccabean revolt against the Greeks, the re-dedication of the Temple and the miracle of the oil. The holiday is celebrated by saying praise and thanksgiving, and the lighting of Hanukkah candles for eight days.

Origin of the name Hanukkah is probably the language of the dedication of the altar or the dedication of the temple, which was held after its capture and purification of the Temple by the Maccabees whose memory is celebrated on this holiday, as described in the Book of Maccabees. as the dedication of the Tabernacle and the dedication of Solomon's Temple, and in accordance with the inauguration of the second Temple.
Lighting a candle is a mitzvah. The mitzvah is to light a candle each night of Hanukkah after sunset. The lighting is in a visible place, such as the doorway or window that looks into the public domain, because the lighting is designed to publicize the miracle.
It is acceptable to use menorah for the candle lighting but is enough to light one candle each night, for the whole family.