Millennials redefine family as ‘Friendsgiving’ popularity grows
The old saying says “blood is thicker than water,” but millennials continue to change the narrative as “Friendsgiving” takes the place of a traditional Thanksgiving dinner.
When I moved to Oklahoma last year, I experienced my first Friendsgiving as it was my first time missing Thanksgiving with my family. Although I initially felt homesick and jealous of my other family members who would be getting mom’s hugs and grandma’s kisses, I realized that I had my own family right here in Oklahoma, who wanted to share the holiday with me.
The night before Friendsgiving I helped my friend Jennifer make cakes and pies and that’s when I knew that she and her friends would be my new family. Now my family in California could never be replaced but knowing I had somewhere to go on the holiday made it that much more special and memorable.
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