By now you’ve likely heard about Thanksgivukkah, the dual celebration of Thanksgiving and Chanukah which occurs today for the first time since 1888 and the last time for more than 70,000 more years. People have been talking about making sweet potato latkes, cranberry applesauce or even deep-frying a turkey stuffed with potato pancakes. The two holidays also come together over some shared core values – giving thanks for connections with family and friends, a celebration of religious freedom, achieving a goal through dedication and joint efforts.
But for some families the joint holiday may intensify the stresses of the season. Have you yet come face to face with the eternal question – whose family do we join for the party? If so, you’ve probably experienced the tensions created by trying to be make everyone feel happy and included. Finding a solution that works for your family may not have been easy but we hope that now you can let go of those pressures and enjoy the day. And Happy Thanksgivukkah!