11/3/19 Friendsgiving

Friendsgiving is a Thanksgiving dinner and celebration which consists of gathering friends — not family, as in Thanksgiving — on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving Day or the Friday after Thanksgiving Day.
In the past five or so years, hosting a Thanksgiving meal among friends a week before the actual holiday has become a standard part of the celebration for many young adults in their 20s and 30s.

Many enjoy the concept of Friendsgiving because they live too far away from family to celebrate Thanksgiving, are employed in retail jobs that need them to work on Thanksgiving Day, or simply want a chance to spend time with their friends.