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"For me, Hanukkah falls into the same category as Christmas and Diwali; it's a solstice holiday, bringing light in the midst of darkness," said Joe Appel, communications director for Rosemont Market, in an interview with the Portland (Maine) Press Herald.
"That's different from Thanksgiving, which is a harvest celebration, a recognition of two cultures coming together. Both of these themes are worthy of celebration and to mash them up you lose some of the significance," he said.