Thanksgivukkah

Alternative Spellings

Thanksgivuka, Thanksgivukah

Definitions

  • "Thanksgivukkah is a pop-culture portmanteau neologism given to the convergence of the American holiday of Thanksgiving and the first day of the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah on Thursday, November 28, 2013" (Wikipedia)

Example Sentences

  • "Deborah Gitell, Craig 'N Co. and The Pico Union Project are proud to host the first Thanksgivukkah Festival at the Pico Union! Come celebrate this once in a lifetime opportunity to express the wonders of both Thanksgiving and Hanukkah in one day." (http://www.eventbrite.com/e/thanksgivukkah-the-pico-union-project-tickets-8837787059)

Languages of Origin

Textual Hebrew, English

Etymology

Coined and trademarked by Dana Gitell in 2012 as a blend of "Thanksgiving" and "Chanukah," likely influenced by "Christmukkah."

Who Uses This

Jews: Jews of diverse religious backgrounds and organizational involvements

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

None

Notes

pronunciation: thanks-GIV-i-kuh. A facebook page (www.facebook.com/thanksgivukkah) was created by Dana and Deborah Gitell in November 2012.

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