In an incredibly rare confluence of events, Hanukkah and Thanksgiving will collide this year. This overlap is causing much excitement for Jews nationwide. In NYC, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will include a giant dreidel balloon. Los Angeles is holding a Thanksgivukkah Festival, which will feature performances from the Moshav Band and, of course, the renowned Jewish rapper Kosha Dillz. Even Boston is getting in the spirit with some special Thanksgivukkah cheer on display at the state house!
In honor of the upcoming mega-holiday, Flyby has rounded up a few ways you can make this miraculous, literally once-in-a-lifetime combination of Thanksgivukkah as epic and festive as can be.
The most iconic symbol of each holiday—turkey and the menorah—come together to make the hybrid that is the menurkey: a menorah shaped like a turkey. The creators of the menurkey even created the iMenurkey App (one of the most innovative and useful apps the iPhone has ever seen) in which you can virtually light the menurkey yourself. The app promises to satisfy “all your mobile menorah needs,” and is well worth the $1.99 download cost. The menurkey itself seems pretty well-suited to your holiday travels, too. Decades from now, the menurkey may well be the sole relic of this historic day.
Sweet potato latkes
Solve the cooking quandary that this holiday mash-up presents with a Thanksgiving twist on the famous Hanukkah treats. Serve them with cranberry-apple sauce if you’re feeling fancy.
The name is self-explanatory. If you have the patience and culinary/artistic ability to do so, braid your challah into the shape of a turkey and you’ll be sure to impress all of your guests.
To really get into the holiday spirit and simultaneously make a bold fashion statement, you can sport some one-of-a-kind Thanksgivukkah t-shirts. Modern Tribe came up with the uber-creative Thanksgivukkah t-shirt logo “8 Days of Light Liberty & Latkes.” Zazzle even sells Thanksgivukkah aprons and Thanksgivukkah bodysuits for babies. Be sure to place a rush order!