Today Is the Last 'Thanksgivukkah' for 78K Years
Thanksgiving, Hanukkah in rare alignment
By Newsy, a Newser Video Partner
Posted Nov 28, 2013 12:32 PM CST

(Newser) – Happy Thanksgivukkah! And enjoy it while it lasts, because we’ll have to wait nearly 80 millenia for the next one. This year, Thanksgiving happens to fall on the first day of Hanukkah, pitting the turkey against the dreidel for the first time since 1899. The once-in-a-lifetime combination has spurred everything from never-before-seen greeting cards to the menurkey, a $50 specialty menorah. Some experts believe the next time the Jewish calendar lines up like this will be in the year 79,811.