Hanukkah, also called the Festival of Lights, is an eight-day Jewish holiday that commemorates the rededication of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem. The festival is observed by lighting candles on a Menorah for eight nights. The Menorah is a nine-branched candelabra with the 9th branch, the Shamash, raised usually above or below the rest. The purpose of the Shamash is to light the candles and one candle is lit on the first night, 2 candles are lit on the second night and so on. Many families also exchange gifts each night.
How many candles are required over the eight days of Hanukkah? 44