Sunday, November 24, 2013

Thanksgiving and Hanukkah Coincidentally

Hanukkah, the Jewish Festival of Lights and Feast of Dedication, starts on Thanksgiving this year.
Hanukkah always falls on the same date on the Hebrew Calendar – it’s the 25th day of the month of Kislev. But, because the Jewish calendar is both solar and lunar (whereas our standard calendar is just solar), the dates on both calendars don’t correspond directly. So, the Jewish holidays move around a bit on the secular calendar.
Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Hanukkah.

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