(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: Mayor Lori Lightfoot Sets Goal To Get 77% Of Eligible Chicagoans Vaccinated By End Of The Year
You better enjoy it this time around. As CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports, it won’t happen again for decades.READ MORE: 1 Killed, 13 Wounded In Mass Shooting At Kroger Grocery Near Memphis, Tenn.
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: Body Found In Illinois River Confirmed To Be Missing Illinois State University Student Jelani Day; Police Call Death 'Very Suspicious'
She thinks it’s appropriate the holidays intersect because Chanukah is more like Thanksgiving than Christmas, where it usually falls.