Middle Village, NY, November 29, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- Families from all over the country look forward to the holiday season all year round. It is a time for family and friends to come together and celebrate various traditions and enjoy large and festive home cooked meals. This year however, things are going to be a little different, as both Thanksgiving and Hanukkah will fall on the same day, giving birth to what the Internet is widely referring to as “Thankgivukkah.”
In 1863, President Lincoln declared Thanksgiving a national holiday to be celebrated on the fourth Thursday of every November. Thanksgiving’s culture has a traditional theme of food, family and togetherness, which are values that have been honored since the pilgrims sat with the Native Americans for the first Thanksgiving in 1621.
The widely celebrated national holiday is sharing the stage this season, with the Jewish traditional holiday of Hanukkah, also known as the Festival of Lights. Unlike Thanksgiving, the much older holiday of Hanukkah lasts for eight days and celebrates the successful rebellion of the Maccabees against Antiochus IV Epiphanes. The holiday’s theme of lights comes from the story of the candles in the temple that burned for eight days with just a one-day supply. Both holidays have their own culture that is celebrated every year and have their own traditional foods as well.
“We are very excited about the combination of both Hanukkah and Thanksgiving this year. The overlap of the two holidays gives us a chance to create memorable events for the residents that encompass the spirit of both traditions. We invite families and friends of our residents to come in and share this special day with their loved ones,” said Ellen Lishansky, Director of Marketing at Dry Harbor Nursing Home.
This year the combining of the two holidays proves to be an exciting challenge for Dry Harbor Nursing Home. They have planned a memorable day filled with food and events that will include aspects of both holidays, making it an unforgettable day for all taking part in the festivities.
Dry Harbor Nursing Home is a 360-bed premier skilled nursing and rehabilitation care center providing comprehensive inpatient care to adults of all ages. Located at 6135 Dry Harbor Rd, Middle Village, New York 11379, Dry Harbor's professional and compassionate staff provides around-the-clock medical and nursing care in a comfortable and caring environment that centers around its residents. Dry Harbor offers exceptional post-acute short-term rehabilitation as well as long-term care. Dry Harbor Nursing Home provides the full range of physical, occupational and speech therapy as well as wound-care and much more.
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