Hold on…it’s not Valentine’s Day to surprise your significant others yet.
Today, February 13 is Galentine’s Day to celebrate the female relationships that we heavily lean on every day. It is the best time of the year to bring together all the wonderful ladies in your life.
This holiday was observed by a fictional deputy director of Parks and Recreation in Pawnee, Indiana, Leslie Knope after she enjoyed a great time eating waffles and gift-giving with her closest girlfriends and colleagues.
After that, this unofficial holiday became very popular. A lot of companies started to promote the celebration of Galentine’s Day to express love to those girls who make up the huge support systems.
Especially since Valentine’s Day is coming up, use today to organize some fun group activities to let those single left women feel loved. Some great celebrations include a Friday movie night, going to a spa, hanging out at the local coffee shop or just simply going out to have brunch together.
Galentine’s Day is also a process of recognizing the importance of Friendsgiving to one another. It is a chance to realize the positive impacts that our friends have on our lives and the way they have shaped us into better people.
Life goes on, but those friendships that we valued would remain in our hearts forever. Just like the founder Knop’s explanation about Galentine’s Day, “Every February 13, my lady friends and I leave our husbands and our boyfriends at home, and we just come and kick it, breakfast-style. Ladies celebrating ladies. It’s like Lilith Fair, minus the angst. Plus frittatas.”
Today is all about the girls who have supported you throughout your life journey so far, whether the person is your mom, sister, cousin, girlfriend or wife. Any female relationship is valued, and there is nothing like it.
Let’s go, girl power!