For Those Who Feel Rejected by Family, Friendsgiving Can Be a Lifeline
For many L.G.B.T.Q. Americans, especially those with immigrant roots, traditional notions of Thanksgiving and family may not apply. The holiday offers another way to celebrate. Read more.
Make Friendsgiving 2021 a Tradition Worth Starting
GIOVANNA ORECCHIO ARRIVED at SeaTac on a chilly November morning, her duffel packed with cooking utensils, Diamond Crystal kosher salt, and precisely three teaspoons of cinnamon—anything that could make or break the Thanksgiving meal she planned to cook at the rental house where she and a few best friends would soon spend the holiday. It’s not Orecchio’s first Friendsgiving. But she’s got more company than ever. Read more.
‘Friends are also family’: How the unofficial holiday Friendsgiving has grown
While Thanksgiving is a time to give thanks around a meal with family, Friendsgiving is a time for drinks, food and games with friends.
The unofficial holiday has become widely celebrated in its own way, with friends often planning meals, decorations and games for the occasion. Even President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden are celebrating an early Thanksgiving with service members in North Carolina at Fort Bragg.
It’s unclear how long people have celebrated Friendsgiving but the term has been used since 2007 and only shows signs of growing in popularity. Read more.