A King from the land of Syria takes over the land of Palestine and forces people to give up their religion. He disrespects and carelessly slaughters a pig and puts it on the alter of a beautiful place of worship in Jerusalem.
Many follow and listen to him in fear, others plan to rebel against him. One person was 'Macabey' ; him and his brother gather men to fight against the 'Syrian Army'.
There are few soldiers but they still fight against the 'Syrian Army'. The 'Macabeys' fight with bravery and after three days of battle they finally win.
After the glorious win, the 'Macabeys' come back to the place of worship to find it thrashed with a pig on the alter. They look at each other with intense disgust on their faces.
Soon they start cleaning up, removing the pig & they find that the oil has disappeared. But underneath a chair they find a container with a small amount of oil inside it. They knew that it would only last one night, but they still lit the 'Menorah'.
Once they lit the 'Menorah', it stayed lit for eight days and eight nights. At that moment, the 'Macabeys' knew that God was on their side guiding them.