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Friendsgiving: The Best Fall Holiday?

The basic idea behind Friendsgiving is all in the name: friends plus Thanksgiving-type foods around the Thanksgiving holiday equals Friendsgiving. It has all the trappings of a standard holiday-season gathering, with one notable absence: blood relatives. Perhaps that’s what makes Friendsgiving special: hanging out with your closest friends.

Sam Whitehead from Georgia Public Broadcasting brings us the story of his own Friendsgiving. “Maybe one day Friendsgiving will be a fixture in the holiday firmament, with a Friendsgiving Day Parade, Friendsgiving presents, and day-after-Friendsgiving sales,” he says. “But for now, it remains relatively free of holiday-season baggage, ready for anyone to fill with whatever mix of friends, family, food they’d like.”

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