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Why You Should Celebrate Friendsgiving

Whether your family is too far for you to travel home for the best holiday of the year, or you love Thanksgiving so much you want to celebrate it twice, here are some of the reasons you should celebrate Friendsgiving (Thanksgiving’s cool older cousin) this year.

You get the chance to cook, even if you’re not the best.

Your friends won’t try to make you dress up for a “nice family dinner.”

Friends won’t guilt you living a healthy lifestyle and eating your vegetables.

Your friends won’t ask about your classes, your potential love interests, your plans for the future and everything else you know your family will.

Also, friends will do stuff like this:

Because they have the same sense of humor as you.

Playing football is a lot more fun when you’re not looking out for your two-year-old cousin and your eighty-year-old grandpa.

You don’t feel the need to keep it together and be extra classy.

Your friends won’t judge you when you go into a food coma right after dinner.

And your friends will be right next to you when you go Black Friday shopping.

The best part about Friendsgiving is that your friends don’t care if you celebrate Thanksgiving on actual Thanksgiving. Celebrate it a week early, a week late, or even during finals week.

Whenever and however you celebrate it, Happy Friendsgiving, collegiates!


Jackie is a senior at UConn studying Actuarial Science and Finance. She's low-key addicted to alternative breaks, Netflix and Lifesaver "Wint O Green" mints. In her free time, she enjoys ordering late night food, pretending to be sporty, and throwing impromptu dance parties in her room. You can find her on Twitter @xowackiejackie.
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