Thanksgivikkah in Chicago
A few weeks ago my son and I heard on NPR that the next time Thanksgiving and Hanukkah fall on the same day it will be in 79,000 years. He found this information fascinating and shared his Public Radio information throughout that weekend with any and everyone that would listen.
So my husband’s family is split on religious terms. His dad celebrates Christmas, but his stepmom and her family celebrate Hanukkah. As you probably know, usually the two holidays are celebrated in the month of December, but this year Hanukkah was in November, so we had a dual Thanksgiving and Hanukkah celebration, Thanksgivikkah. Turkey for lunch and dreidel playing and the lighting of candles in the evening.
Our combined families, that come from as far as California, has now grown to over 20 people getting together for Thanksgiving. This year we all met at the Four Seasons Hotel in downtown Chicago…one of my favorite large cities. We had a fabulous time, although unfortunately I was very ill much of the time. I did however get in a few hundred photographs before heading back to Michigan.
I hope you and your family had a wonderful Thanksgiving and if you celebrate Hanukkah, happy, happy to you too!