Thanksgivukkah (thanks-GIH-vih-kuh) listen


  • n. "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." (source)

Languages of Origin

  • English
  • Textual Hebrew


  • 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


      • North America


      • None

      Alternative Spellings

      Thanksgivuka, Thanksgivukah


  • pronunciation: thanks-GIV-i-kuh.

    A Facebook page (source) was created by Dana and Deborah Gitell in November 2012.

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