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Alternative Spellings

Thanksgivuka, Thanksgivukah


  • "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." (

Languages of Origin

Textual Hebrew, English


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




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

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