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January 30, 2015 / 10 Shevat, 5775
 
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Boston Declares Nov. 28 as ‘Thanksgivukkah’

It now is official. This year’s rare coincidence of Hanukkah and Thanksgiving will be known as “Thanksgivukkah” where the Boston Tea Party took place, retiring Mayor Thomas Menino  declared.

The proclamation notes the special “diversity of all its citizens” and the values embodied by both Hanukkah and Thanksgiving, including “unity, hope and gratitude.”

Thanksgiving and Hanukkah last fell on the same day in the late 19th century and after a couple of more concurrent holidays the next 100 years or so, they are not expected to converge again for more than 75,000 years.

That means most of us will not have to suffer the “Thanksgivukkah” shtick again in our lives.

JNS contributed to this report. 

 

 

 

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2 Responses to “Boston Declares Nov. 28 as ‘Thanksgivukkah’”

  1. Why mention the Boston Tea Party, one of dozens of important historic events that have taken place in Boston & have zilch to do with the article subject?

  2. Ch Hoffman says:

    it has everything to do with the holiday

    after stuffing yourself with latkes, turkey, stuffing, and jelly donuts, the only way to survive the onset of indigestion is to drink a few glasses of hot tea with lemon

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