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Once-in-a-lifetime Thanksgivukkah observed

WHITE PLAINS - Thanksgiving and Hanukkah converged this year, marking the first joint celebration of the two holidays that many are calling "Thanksgivukkah."

The reason Hanukkah, which often starts in December, and Thanksgiving share a day this year has to do with the Jewish calendar. An extra month is often added to the Jewish year, which allows holidays such as Passover, Rosh Hashanah and Hanukkah to be celebrated about the same time each year.

One estimate says the next time Thanksgivukkah will be celebrated is in 79,043 years from now.

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