You’re Celebrating A Once-In-A-Lifetime Holiday And You Don’t Even Know It

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Sameera Ehteram

Two great occasions which are celebrated across America – Hanukkah and Thanksgiving – are both kicking off on the same day, an event that will never occur again; or at least in the lifetime of anyone alive today.

To celebrate the overlap, a Jewish a cappella group, Six13Sings, has taken out this fun to watch video called Thanksgivukkah to celebrate both holidays. However, the term is not their brain child. It was trademarked by a Boston resident and her sister-in-law.

Thanksgiving is a time to give thanks and gratitude whereas Hanukkahis an eight-day Jewish holiday honoring the rededication of the Second Temple in Jerusalem at the time of the 2nd century BCE Maccabean Revolt.

Hanukkah starts on the 25th day of Kislev, according to the Hebrew calendar, and may start from late November to late December on the Gregorian calendar; whereas Thanksgiving is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of every November.  

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So, this “once-in-a-lifetime” holiday is being marked by Jews across America with turkey menorahs known as menurkies and dreidels decorated with birds known as turkels.

So enjoy the holiday. Best wishes, Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Hanukkah, no wait, Happiest of Thanksgivukkah.

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