Contributed by Promise Farnsworth, New Expression Selma Volunteer
This blossoming tradition is catching fire among Millennials across America this year as many in the younger generation are tiring of the firm traditions of their grandparents. An old idea, newly dubbed Friendsgiving, is a meal on or around Thanksgiving celebrated by people who simply want to appreciate the lives they lead with the people they like to be around – without the bickering or the family drama, which can often be associated with the holidays.
This year, try Something New! Invite a different crowd over for Thanksgiving dinner, maybe the new guy or gal at work, or the new neighbors who don’t have any friends in the area yet, or the recent immigrants in your neighborhood who don’t understand the holiday. Try adding something unconventional to the meal, like international styles of food, to celebrate the melting pot that America has always been, and make the day and meal about more than just the traditions of your past.
Happy Friendsgiving, hope you (and all your friends) enjoy it!
Here are some fun Friendsgiving traditions we love from our Something New Family!