Thanksgiving + Hanukkah = Thanksgivukkah!!
On Nov. 28, 2013, an extremely rare occurrence will take place that has DC Ranch and Silverleaf abuzz with festive excitement and anticipation.
This year for the first time since 1888, Thanksgiving will coincide with the first day of Hanukkah.
Participants better enjoy it while it lasts however. This unique holiday won’t come back around for another 77,000 years!
Some have proclaimed Thanksgivukkah to be “The Best Holiday of All Time.” So it would stand to reason why so many are jumping into the holiday fervor with such enthusiasm.
The Country Club at DC Ranch is no exception. This year, their kitchen will be offering a Thanksgivukkah Buffet complete with Thanksgiving and Hanukkah inspired dishes that are as delightful as they are creative.
The menu includes:
- Roasted Butternut Squash Soup
- Brussel Sprout Salad
- Smoked Salmon Platter
- Potato Latkes
- Noodle Kugel
- Red Wine Braised Brisket with Root Vegetables
- Barbecued Salmon
- Carved Roasted Turkey
- and more!
The Country Club anticipates a high influx of demand, so reservations are required. They are offering a To-Go Thanksgivukkah menu as well.
Why all the hoopla?
Hanukkah is traditionally viewed simply as the Jewish equivalent of Christmas, which it would seem, makes the very idea of Thanksgivukkah somewhat awkward. However, considering Hanukkah is the celebration of freedom from religious persecution, some say the underlying themes of Hanukkah are more in line with those of Thanksgiving.
So this year’s conflation of the two has some proclaiming Thanksgivukkah to be the “best holiday of all time!”
1-4pm, November 28
$50/adult, $25/children 6-12
“An extremely rare convergence this year of Thanksgiving and the start of Hanukkah has created a frenzy of Talmudic proportions. Here’s the number-crunching: The last time it happened was 1888, or at least the last time since Thanksgiving was declared a federal holiday by President Lincoln. The next time may have the Jewish community lighting their candles from spaceships 79,043 years from now, by one calculation.”