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125 Years in the Making
For the first time since 1888, the first day of Hanukkah will start on Thanksgiving.
The real kicker- it won’t happen again for another 79,043 years!
Turkeys around the country are having mixed emotions. Some are grateful that the pressure is being taken off them this year. Others feel the Jewish holiday is encroaching on their one day of the year.
They get 8 nights, but they have to start it on MY day? - says one turkey who wished to remain anonymous.
The main message to critics of the overlap is “CHILLAX!” It’s not like it happens EVERY year, and it’s not going to happen for another 79,043 years, so let’s keep the squawking to a minimum.
Unlike Thanksgiving that always takes place on the last Thursday of November, Hanukkah is more of a moving target. It occurs on the 25th day of the month of Kislev in the Jewish calendar.
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