(CBS) – Two holidays will collide next week, a convergence that hasn’t happened in many years.
Thanksgiving is Thursday, but that’s also the first day of Chanukah. That leads many people to dub the day “Thanksgivukah.”READ MORE: Man Killed, Two Others Injured In Hit-And-Run Crash In Homan Square
You better enjoy it this time around. As CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports, it won’t happen again for decades.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Severe Storms, Including Risk Of Tornadoes And Large Hail, In Afternoon And Evening
Rabbi Lizzi Heydemann of Mishkan Chicago says we shouldn’t read too much into the dual holidays, but she concedes the two are connected to gratitude and “creating light.”MORE NEWS: Man Shot In River North Parking Garage
She thinks it’s appropriate the holidays intersect because Chanukah is more like Thanksgiving than Christmas, where it usually falls.