“Friendsgiving,” the increasingly popular trend in which groups of friends hold a separate Thanksgiving meal among each other instead of their respective families, is the preferable way to celebrate the holiday for a majority of young people.
A new OnePoll/Sabra survey has shown that a majority of 18- to 38-year-old Americans prefer Friendsgiving over Thanksgiving. Nearly 40 percent say they like the former because they do not have to worry about offending relatives at the dinner table. Another 58 percent say they want to avoid personal questions from family members.
Some of the respondents said they like to overturn Thanksgiving tradition by bringing out-of-place dishes such as hummus and guacamole to their Friendsgiving celebration. Overall, 28 percent of young respondents expect to host their Friendsgiving celebration this year.