Day of mourning for Bush delays White House Hanukkah parties

The two Hanukkah receptions, which had been scheduled for December 5, will now take place on December 6.

December 2, 2018 19:23

Hannukia menorah 370. (photo credit: REUTERS)


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WASHINGTON – A national day of mourning for former president George H.W. Bush scheduled for Wednesday has forced the White House to reschedule its annual Hanukkah parties, according to a source familiar with the matter.

The two Hanukkah receptions, which had been scheduled for December 5, will now take place December 6.

Federal government agencies and the New York Stock Exchange will close on Wednesday in honor of the 41st president, who died Friday night at the age of 94.

Bush will lie in state in the Capitol Building on Monday and receive a ceremonial tribute at the National Cathedral in Washington, DC, to be attended by US President Donald Trump, before being laid to rest at his presidential library in Texas on Thursday.

The new reception schedule overlaps with the Israel Embassy’s Hanukkah party across town and a bipartisan House event for the Jewish holiday later that evening, reflective of another busy holiday season in the capital.

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