In case you missed out on Steven Colbert’s rant that “Thanksgiving is under attack” this year, here are the details. 2013 marks the first-ever “Thanksgivukkah,” a once-in-a-lifetime holiday that occurs when the first day of Hanukkah officially falls on the same day as Thanksgiving. On Thursday, November 28, While Americans everywhere celebrate with turkeys and pumpkin pie, so too will American Jews be celebrating the first full day of Hanukkah. And according to the CJP, this overlap won’t happen again until the year 79811 — safe to say we won’t be around for that.
So what do Mayor Menino and Boston residents have to say about the holiday overlap? The CJP decided to find out and hit the streets recording folks’ reactions to Thanksgivukkah (below). The video is evidence that you’re not alone in your ignorance of Thanksgivukkah, as most people had no clue of its existence. Even the mayor himself can’t spell the holiday off the top of his head.
So, how does one celebrate the Hanukkah/Thanksgiving hybrid holiday? Thanks to the Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Greater Boston, we now have a long list of every possible way to celebrate, entertain and kick off the combined holiday. After all, two is better than one — especially when it comes to holidays.
Here are five awesome ways to celebrate with your Turkey/menurky this year brought to you by ThanksgivukkahBoston.com.
Learn how to make a pumpkin menorah
Taste these six beers for Thanksgivukkah
Throw a holiday dinner party
Try out this Pumpkin Kugel recipe
Create a Hanukkah Cheese Platter
Images via Thanksgivukkah Boston
How do you plan to celebrate the once in a lifetime holiday? Let us know in the comments below.