Fall holiday inspires “Friendsgiving” tradition

[Tori Paul | The Banner]

The holidays are arriving soon and many students are preparing to spend time with their family and close relatives, but some students are looking forward to a different tradition — Friendsgiving.

Friendsgiving is a Thanksgiving-like celebration with friends bringing different traditions from that of one’s family.

Friends will collectively bring food and desert for the evening.

Many students on campus have already prepared for it and already have their personal ways on how to make their event so special.

“Friendsgiving happens when you can’t be with your family for Thanksgiving so you spend it with your friends instead,” said Amanda Campbell, freshman political science and Christian studies double major.

Patrick Lau, freshman civil engineering major, said Friendsgiving is the time used to celebrate the fact one has a great group of friends to have and be around.

Daniel Zuniga, freshman business administration major, is employing a new tradition of having a potluck and sitting at the table like it was a real Thanksgiving feast.

“We would have a talent show, so we would we show off all the things we learned how to do like flips or singing,” said Rebecca Patty, Christian studies major. “Then we would end it all by getting into the Christmas spirit by watching a Christmas movie.”

Using the power of a home-basted turkey to bring people together, the simple notion of a feast for friends provides an easy final hangout before the holidays hit and people part ways.

“No matter how you celebrate Friendsgiving, it can all be put into one sentence,” said Stephanie Gabrielson, freshman pre-nursing major. “All you really need is just friends and food to have a good Friendsgiving.”

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