Wordy Wednesday #84 “Excited About the Holidays”

Holiday lights, Christmas, Hanukkah

Christmas is more than a month away but Hanukkah is right around the corner on November 28th. It last happened in 1888 and, according to one calculation, won’t happen again for another 77,798 years: the convergence of Thanksgiving and Hanukkah. The latter holiday is observed by the kindling of the lights in the nine-branched Menorah. The former is celebrated by eating lots of food and watching football on TV.

The event Americans commonly call the First Thanksgiving was celebrated by the Pilgrims after their first harvest in the New World in 1621. It has been an annual tradition since 1863, when, during the American Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a national day of  “Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens.”

Image was captured with a Nikon V1 with a1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 lens (at 30mm) and an exposure of 1/13 sec at f/5.6 and ISO 3200, enhances in post production with Topaz Labs photoFXLab.

 

 

Author: Joe Farace

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