Hannukah, Thanksgiving to fall on the same day; Manischewitz encourages the mashed-up holiday

For the first time in over a century, Hannukah falls so early on the Jewish calendar that it's on Thanksgiving this year, and a locally

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It's being called "Thanksgivukah" and Newark-based Manischewitz, a leader in kosher food, is having fun with the combo-holiday and wants customers to do the same. (Credit: News 12 New Jersey)

NEWARK - For the first time in over a century, Hannukah falls so early on the Jewish calendar that it's on Thanksgiving this year, and a locally owned retailer won't let you forget it.

It's being called "Thanksgivukah" and Newark-based Manischewitz, a leader in kosher food, is having fun with the combo-holiday and wants customers to do the same.

"You will find that during Hannukah and Thanksgiving, they're predominently family-focused holidays with food," says Manischewitz spokesperson Avital Pessar.

The company is encouraging those who celebrate both holidays to combine traditional Hannukah food like potato pancakes with Thanksgiving foods like turkey and stuffing.

Because of the calendar rarity that caused this early Hannukah, the next Thanksgivukah won't be for another 70,000 to 80,000 years.
 

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