Why My New Favourite Fake Holiday is Galentine’s Day

February 13, 2015



Let’s get this out of the way: Galentine’s Day is a holiday made up by fictional character Leslie Knope from the popular sitcom Parks and Recreation.

If this is your first time hearing about Galentine’s day, here’s a source for ya. I’ll wait.

Now that we’re all up to speed, let me tell you why I love Galentine’s Day. It’s the day before Valentine’s Day, which is basically the most polarizing day of the year. If you don’t have a Valentine then Valentine’s Day is basically the bleakest day of the year smack-dab in the middle of an endless winter. Galentine’s Day let’s you skip the mushiness of romantic love and celebrate the sparkly sisterhood that is female friendship.

While really every time I hang out with my besties feels like  Galentine’s Day, it’s kind of nice to put a stake in the ground and say, “Hey! let’s recognize our friendship by eating too many cookies, drinking too much wine, and dancing to Taylor Swift!!”

As Leslie Knope would say,

You know my code: Hos before Bros. Uteruses before Duderuses. Ovaries before Brovaries.

So, my fellow Galentine’s, while you may have your beaus (whom you can give extra smooches to tomorrow), may you go forth and celebrate with some girl bff love today. Hug your mom. Text your sister. Write an email to your friend who lives across the country. Give your boss the highest of fives. Act really silly and laugh really hard with your best gals.


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