Ashley Hayley

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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