Are you feeling down and out about being alone on Valentine's Day? No need to worry – women all over the world are single on Valentine's Day, and there is no reason to feel upset about it! In fact, many women have begun celebrating their very own holiday and it's just like Valentine's Day…but better.
If you're a fan of the show Parks and Recreation, you're familiar with “Galentine's Day.” Galentine's Day started out as a fictional holiday created by Amy Poehler's character on the series, Leslie Knope. The holiday is celebrated on February 13th, the day before Valentine's Day and it is dedicated to women celebrating women. You spend the day with your best girlfriends or the women in your family. You celebrate one another, much like you would celebrate your partner on Valentine's Day. This totally makes sense, because sometimes our friends are actually way better than our partners, am I right?
While the holiday may have been fictional in its origin, it has garnered a cult following that has made it a reality. Many single women now get together on February 13th to have dinner, drinks, watch movies, talk, etc. Galentine's Day can be celebrated by any and all women, even those with boyfriends or husbands, but it is mostly single women who are enjoying the holiday. It gives anyone who is single the chance to celebrate the important relationships in their life just like people in a relationship do on Valentine's Day. In fact, Galentine's Day could be even more meaningful than its Valentines counterpart because friendships often last longer than romantic relationships.
It's also important because most of us do not take the time to show our friends that we really appreciate them and value our relationship to them. Galentine's Day gives you the perfect chance to enjoy one another's company and really celebrate your bond! So we say, grab your closest girlfriends and get ready for Galentine's Day!