There are multiple rationales to be celebrating one of America’s greatest, college student-created holidays: Friendsgiving. This can range from being too far away to go home for actual Thanksgiving to just wanting to eat turkey, stuffing, and pie two days rather than one out of the year. Whatever your justifications for this recently-invented holiday, it’s worth celebrating. As a more laid back festivity, it’s always something to look forward to this month. So, get your Pinterest boards ready because Friendsgiving definitely should be marked on your calendar for the reasons below.
1. The Cooking Isn’t One Person’s Responsibility
The host is not responsible for cooking everything! Each guest is expected to bring a dish, but the host is expected to make the turkey. This means less stress on everyone, including you, because you don’t have to plan the perfect menu. You can also see what each of your friends’ favorite dishes are from their culture or family for Thanksgiving meals!
2. No Family Drama
There is no Thanksgiving without a little family feud. Good thing this holiday is usually drama free. There is no Aunt Mildred refusing to sit next to Great Aunt Jenny for an incident that happened years ago. You actually get to pick who comes to this event.
3. No/Little Traveling
4. Bonding With Your New College Friends
With this bonding and no family around, there is bound to be a copious amount of stories and memories to remember forever from this experience. You might not want to remember everything that will happen, but that’s alright. “Regrets and mistakes, they are memories made,” as Adele said.
Get ready for some great fall and food memories with the people you’ve made your family while away at school!