by Matt DeLaere, Marketing
Depending on your religious beliefs and how much you read fun facts in the paper, you might already know that this year the first day of Hanukkah falls on Thanksgiving in the United States.
Hanukkah begins at sundown on Wednesday, November 27th. So, the first night of Hanukkah is actually the night before Thanksgiving, while the first day is on Thanksgiving Day. In 2070 (and again in 2165), the first night of Hanukkah will coincide with Thanksgiving (night), marking the only other confluence of the festivals in the next 75,000 years (give or take a century). It’s a very rare event, one which many of us won’t experience again in our lifetimes. (If you think this is confusing at all, I’ve read several explanations of it (this being the most helpful) and trust me, I just made it as straightforward as it’s going to get).
What does a friendly blog do, then, about holiday wishes? We’ll save the Turkey Day wishes for tomorrow and wish all of our Jewish friends a very happy Hanukkah in advance of the festival’s first night.
Whether you’re celebrating the holidays separately or together with turkey, latkes, cranberry sauce, and doughnuts, Stahls’ wishes you a very Happy Hanukkah tonight and for the next seven nights.