The Gemara (Arachin 10a-10b) lists Chanukah as one of the occasions (8 of the days) on which Hallel is recited. Though the holiday is not distinguished in the way some others are – not by being called a “mo’ed” in the Torah (as it is a Rabbinic holiday) nor by an overall prohibition against doing “work” (though there is a strong custom for women to refrain from work while the candles are burning) – it is deemed appropriate to recite Hallel in commemoration of the miracle that occurred.
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