Not since 1888 has Hanukkah, known also as the Jewish Festival of Lights or the Feast of Dedication, and Thanksgiving fallen on the same day. And according to those in the know, it won’t happen again for 79,000 years.
This year, Hanukkah begins with the lighting of the first of nine Menorah candles at nightfall on November 27, and lasts for eight days to commemorate the rededication of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem during the second century BC.
People are coming up with some creative rewordings for Hanukkah this year. “Thanksgivukkah,” and “Hanu-giving” appear to be the leading alternatives.
To all our Jewish friends and associates, all of us at Chris Hounchell & Associates wish you and your families best wishes for this most important observance.