Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Thanksgivukkah Celebration at L.A. LIVE Tomorrow

Break out the Menorah and the pumpkin pie because this Wednesday Thanksgiving Eve and Hanukkah are colliding in an event that could only be known as Thanksgivukkah.
To commemorate the first time that Thanksgiving Eve has coincided with the first day of Hanukkah since 1888, the Salvation Army's fifth annual Feast of Sharing Holiday Dinner will have a dual meaning and purpose when it takes place on Wednesday, Nov. 27. The celebration also marks the first event in AEG's Season of Giving, the company's annual initiative designed to raise funds and generate awareness for non-profit organizations that serve youth and families residing in low income households in Los Angeles County.
A lighting ceremony will take place at approximately 7 p.m. outside of STAPLES Center's Figueroa St. entry.

    Lighting of the 9 ft. (outdoor) Menorah at  Figueroa Street and 12th Street (7 p.m. 
      This holiday collision was not possible prior to President Abraham Lincoln establishing Thanksgiving in 1863 and will not overlap again for another 77,798 years (although Hanukkah will fall on actual Thanksgiving day in 2070 and 2165)! Encompassing the traditions of people from various backgrounds, this event will truly bring the spirit of the season to the people of Los Angeles.

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