Hanukkah in Hebrew is spelled: חנוכה
Het = ח = 8
נ = Nun = נרות = stands for the word Nerot = candles in Hebrew
ו = Vav = veh = "And" alludes to the Shamash: ו-שמש
8 Nerot Ve-Shamash - all things additional in Hebrew start with the Veh---(and)---...of the Vav.
The Vav stands tall, as a single line, (like a candle) in the middle of the Hebrew word for Hanukkah: חנ-ו-כה
& Nun + Vav = 56 in gematria which equals 7 original Menorah candles x 8 miraculous nights = 56
כה = kaf + hey = 25 in gematria, the hebrew date for Hanukkah