For some people, facing the onslaught of Valentine’s Day flowers, candy and marketing can be overwhelming if you are single. The term Galentine’s Day was first observed American comedy television series Parks and Recreation when main character Leslie Knope (played by Amy Poehler) hosts a brunch on February 13 for her best gal pals. However, in pop culture this is a special day, celebrated on February 13, a day ahead of Valentine’s Day where women celebrate women.
What sounds like a feminist approach, it is simply a trend that gained momentum in 2017. Thanks to social media, departmental chains such as Target even have greeting cards made for this day. Apart from that restaurants in the US have specially curated dining options for gal pals as well.
That being said you don’t really need high maintenance for celebrating some quality time with your girlfriends. So what are you waiting for? Go ahead and text your besties and give this day the meaning it truly deserves.