About Celebrating Galentine’s Day: How It Is Celebrated?

Celebrating Galentine’s Day officially on February 13th, Galentine’s Day is a nonofficial holiday celebrating female friendship with breakfast, beverages, and treats. Gather your best female friends, put on some great music, decorate with flowers, and celebrate your cherished bonds.

The female friendships is celebrated each year on Galentine’s Day on February 13. Originating from the popular TV show ‘Parks and Recreation,’ the holiday is all about declaring love and affection to the girls who make up each other support system. The importance of Galentine’s Day is that:

  • It shows how awesome women are: Women rock, and when women support one another, they rock even more. Galentine’s Day allows women to celebrate one another’s achievements, both solo and within their friendships.
  • It celebrates platonic friendships: Relationships may come and go and Galentine’s Day can be a stark reminder of that but good friendships are steadfast. Friendships continue to be an important role in our lives, particularly in our adult years, because they create a sense of stability in a world that is increasingly mobile.
  • It defies cultural norms: Galentine’s Day found a gap in the market to acknowledge one of the most common yet unrecognized entities in our lives: Female friendship. With the inception of the Women Support Women movement and other endorsements of female empowerment, Galentine’s Day becomes an increasingly important movement to celebrate the people in our life that don’t often receive praise.

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About Celebrating Galentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day isn’t the only day to celebrate love. Just like Galentine’s Day, there are other holidays around the world that celebrate love in their own way.

Galentine’s Day was the creation of the beloved fictional deputy director of Parks and Recreation in Pawnee, Indiana, Leslie Knope. The show’s writers centered the 16th episode of the second season of Parks and Recreation around Leslie’s favorite February tradition, Galentine’s Day. Over a brunch of waffles and excessive gift-giving, Leslie celebrates the joy of female friendship with close friends and co-workers.

What was previously an unknown and unofficial holiday immediately skyrocketed in popularity, so much so that businesses have created Galentine’s Day promotions in honor of the celebration. Special happy hours, group spa discounts, and brunch deals are popular ways to honor the occasion, as the once fictional holiday filled a void in the Valentine’s Day market that left single women feeling alienated by the pomp and circumstance of the lover’s holiday.

How Is Galentine’s Day Celebrated

Celebrating Galentine’s Day is all about the girls in your life who are your rock. Be it your wife, sister, mother, or friend, female friendships are very important and there is nothing like it. Girls like to hang out, talk, share secrets, and create memories all time for this day. Head to your favorite cafe, go ice skating, spend an afternoon with your gal pal at the salon, or just order in a pizza and watch movies.

As the holiday did gain popularity from an episode of ‘Parks and Recreation,’ so it always trends every year on February 13th. Here’s how to celebrate Galentine’s Day:

  • Enjoy, eat, drink, and merry

Perhaps you’ll take a feather from Leslie’s cap and get the girls together for brunch (waffles in particular), or maybe your girl gang is more of a bottle-of-wine-at-happy-hour plus a cheeseboard type of group. Nothing brings friends together like food, and Galentine’s Day is the perfect excuse to indulge in something delicious with your favorite ladies by your side.

  • Treat yourself” being one

Parks and Recreation gifted us a wealth of memes, “treat yourself” being one, Galentine’s Day being another.

  • Get your girlfriends together

A Galentine’s Day celebration isn’t so without rallying the ladies together! If you can’t all be together in person, a group virtual session will suffice. Whatever the case may be, make sure you’re sharing fond memories, lots of laughter, and maybe a few tears happy ones only.

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