Posted on Monday, November 25, 2013 by Lolo_Librarian
Are you ready for Thanksgivukkah? For the first time in 125 years, and not to happen for another 70,000 years or so, Thanksgiving and Hanukkah are falling on the same day. What does that mean for those of us who celebrate both? Well, it means a few things:
1. We get our gift shopping & giving (minus the gifts for our Christmas-celebrating friends/family) out of the way before all the crowds start to gather... of course, that also means we might miss a few good post-Thanksgiving sales.
2. For the families who celebrate both Christmas and Hanukkah, they don't have to worry about overlapping for once.
3. NEW FOOD IDEAS!! That's probably the best part, as bloggers and chefs are coming up with all sorts of fantastic new dishes combining the holidays. Pumpkin challah and Maneschewitz-brined turkey, anyone?
Buzzfeed has some great ideas for the holiday, including recipes and other fun stuff in this list - How to Celebrate Thanksgivukkah, the Best Holiday of all Time. Or if you're the type of person who's great in the kitchen, you can check out some general holiday recipe books at the library and come up with your own ideas. We also have books on Hanukkah decorations and customs, as well as CDs featuring songs of the holiday.