You may ask, what is Thanksgivukkah? It is when Thanksgiving and Chanukah fall on the same day. Did you know that… no day of Chanukah has ever fallen during Thanksgiving in our lifetime. Additionally this will not happen again in our lifetime or that of our children and grandchildren.So in honor of this once in a lifetime event we created a line of Thanksgivukkah Chocolates.
“Since Thanksgiving became a national holiday in 1863, no day of Chanukah has fallen on the 4th Thursday in November. But Thanksgiving wasn’t always on the 4th Thursday in November: originally, it was on the last Thursday in November (which could be either the 4th or 5th Thursday, depending on how many Thursdays were in November). The change happened under President Franklin D. Roosevelt, starting in 1939. (The motivation was to start the Christmas shopping season a week earlier, to help stimulate the economy. Can you imagine a time when the Christmas shopping season never started before Thanksgiving?) The original range for Thanksgiving was November 24-30; the current range is November 22-28.
And sure enough, there were two Thanksgivukkahs in the late 19th century, both on the 5th Thursday in November. Thursday, November 29, 1888, was the 1st day of Chanukah, and Thursday, November 30, 1899 was the 4th day of Chanukah.”
The Life of the candy man is sure sweet happy early Thanksgivukkah.