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Entry from October 11, 2013
Thanksgivukah or Thanksgivukkah (Thanksgiving + Chanukah/Hanukkah)

Thanksgiving and Hanukkah rarely occur on the same date, but one such overlap is November 28, 2013. The day was dubbed “Thanksgivukkah” (or, less frequently, “Thanksgivukah"). “Thanksgivukkah” became popular on Twitter since November 2012.

One Thanksgivukkah product is the “menurkey” (menorah + turkey).


Wikipedia: Hanukkah
Hanukkah (/ˈhɑːnəkə/ hah-nə-kə; Hebrew: חֲנֻכָּה, Tiberian: Ḥănukkāh, usually spelled חנוכה, pronounced [χanuˈka] in Modern Hebrew; a transliteration also romanized as Chanukah, Chanukkah or Chanuka), also known as the Festival of Lights and Feast of Dedication, is an eight-day Jewish holiday commemorating the rededication of the Holy Temple (the Second Temple) in Jerusalem at the time of the Maccabean Revolt against the Greeks of the 2nd century BC. Hanukkah is observed for eight nights and days, starting on the 25th day of Kislev according to the Hebrew calendar, which may occur at any time from late November to late December in the Gregorian calendar.

The festival is observed by the kindling of the lights of a unique candelabrum, the nine-branched Menorah or Hanukiah, one additional light on each night of the holiday, progressing to eight on the final night.
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In 2013, on November 28, Hanukkah and the American holiday of Thanksgiving will coincide for only the second time since Thanksgiving was declared a national holiday by President Abraham Lincoln. The last time was 1888, and the next time will be in the year 79,043. This convergence has prompted the creation of the portmanteau neologism Thanksgivukkah.

Wikipedia: Thanksgivukkah
Thanksgivukkah is a portmanteau neologism given to the convergence of the American holiday of Thanksgiving and the first day of the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah on Thursday, November 28, 2013. It is a result of a rare kink between the lunar Hebrew calendar and the Gregorian calendar. Because the calendars are not calculated the same way, Chanukah appears at a different time each year on the Gregorian calendar.

History
The last time it happened since Thanksgiving was declared a U.S. federal holiday by President Abraham Lincoln was in 1888. The next time will be 79,043 years from 2013, by one calculation. The phrase was coined by Boston-area resident Dana Gitell who, along with her sister-in-law, created a Facebook page and a Twitter account devoted to the phenomenon.

Twitter
Thanksgivukkah
@Thanksgivukkah
First day of Hanukkah 2013 = THANKSGIVING 2013! Thanksgivukkah® tees, cards, posters at http://www.moderntribe.com/judaica/thanksgivukkah … | Tweets by @DRGtweets
facebook.com/Thanksgivukkah
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Thanksgivukkah ‏@Thanksgivukkah 16 Nov
@tabletmag @RachelShukert Next Year on @Thanksgivukkah my friends! Did you know the 2nd night of Hanukkah next year is Thanksgiving?!

Tablet Magazine ‏@tabletmag 16 Nov
As we gear up for Thanksgiving, @leahbkoenig offers some essential tips for making a perfect kosher turkey: http://tabletm.ag/Wb67wx
Retweeted by Thanksgivukkah

Tablet Magazine ‏@tabletmag 16 Nov
Tablet columnist @RachelShukert explains why Thanksgiving should be every American Jew’s favorite holiday. http://tabletm.ag/PX0Ydq
Retweeted by Thanksgivukkah

Twitter
GeltFiend
‏@GeltFiend
@Thanksgivukkah So will we---then again, we’ve been wearing our Chanukah sweaters since November 1st!  #thankfulforjeweyknits
10:07 PM - 18 Nov 12

Heeb magazine
Well, This Exists: Thanksgivukkah
by RSS on Nov 21, 2012 • 1:51 pm
We’re still 24 hours away from Thanksgiving 2012, but it’s never too early to start thinking of next year, right? Apparently not, at least, not for the folks behind Thanksgivukkah. You see, next year Thanksgiving falls on the first night of Hanukkah, and well, “Thanksgiving” + “Hanukkah” = “Thanksgivukkah”. Get it?

Tricky stuff, I know.

Facebook
Thanksgivukkah
Basic Info
Launched 2012

Twitter
Seth Ditchik
‏@econeditor
Thanksgivukah! @davidmwessel First day of Chanukah coincides with Thanksgiving, 11/28/2013. It turns out that it has never happened before.
10:36 AM - 23 Jan 13

(Trademark)
Word Mark THANKSGIVUKKAH
Goods and Services IC 016. US 002 005 022 023 029 037 038 050. G & S: Greeting cards; Paper party decorations; Wrapping paper. FIRST USE: 20121203. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 20121203
Standard Characters Claimed
Mark Drawing Code (4) STANDARD CHARACTER MARK
Serial Number 85793814
Filing Date December 4, 2012
Current Basis 1A
Original Filing Basis 1A
Published for Opposition May 7, 2013
Registration Number 4371793
Registration Date July 23, 2013
Owner (REGISTRANT) Dana Gitell INDIVIDUAL UNITED STATES 250 Poplar Street, Unit 1 Roslindale MASSACHUSETTS 02131
Attorney of Record Ryan Gile
Type of Mark TRADEMARK
Register PRINCIPAL
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