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11.25.2013

Thanksgivukkah is coming!

This Thanksgiving is a special date in history
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more mathematically unique than it usually is with each passing year
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because there won't be another Thanksgiving quite like this one again
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in your lifetime (or rather...)
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for 77,798 more years.
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No joke.
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In 2013, Thanksgiving lands on exactly the same date as the first night of Hanukkah.
The last time that this coincidental occurrence happened was back in 1888. (Which doesn't seem like too long ago, compared to the 77,798 year wait for the next one!)

Some people have special plans to celebrate the traditions of both holidays on November 28. Bakeries are offering once-in-a-lifetime combinations, like Menurkey or Challurkey (fun words to say!).


Check out some of these cool Thanksgivukkah ideas!



{ Sweet Potato Latkes w/ Cranberry Pecan Applesauce & Cinnamon Yogurt }




{ Chocolate Acorn Dreidels }




{ Challah Stuffing w/ Turkey Sausage, Leeks & Cherries }




{ Star of David Tart }


2 comments:

  1. Johanna11/25/2013

    Neat-O! I didn't know about this before now.

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  2. Hi Tarissa! :) How are you? :) Those acorn dreidels look yummy! :D I can picture them with the Hebrew letters done in icing on the sides for Nes Gadol Hayah Sham ~ "a great miracle happened there". "There" referring to Jerusalem, Israel when the Creator gave victory to the small, righteous and faithful group who fought evil. I already knew that Chanukah and Thanksgiving were sharing a day this year and I love that you've posted about it. :) Here's some more math and interesting info you might like (courtesy Chabad):
    1st day of Chanukah coinciding with Thanksgiving - Nov. 29, 1888
    5th day of Chanukah coinciding with Thanksgiving - Nov. 30, 1899
    Erev (evening) Chanukah and Thanksgiving - Nov. 28, 1918 (With Chanukah starting in the evening and Thanksgiving until midnight).

    Hope you're doing great, Tarissa. :)

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