Galentine’s Day, originated in the show, “Parks and Recreation,” is celebrated on February 13th. It is all about celebrating the love for your best gals, girlfriends, best friends, etc. It is Valentine’s Day, but for platonic, friendship love.
While the lovebirds are out celebrating their significant others, the singles of the world can make lasting memories with their best friends. So gather up your best gal pals and head to brunch or have a sleepover, drink wine, and watch rom-coms. It is completely up to you, as long as your gal pals are there to celebrate with you.
You can include anyone in the festivities – your mom, co-workers, nail lady, or anyone. Read on for the top 5 reasons why you should celebrate Galentine’s Day.
Reasons to Celebrate Galentine’s Day – Get Together With Old Friends
It is so hard to get everyone together when you are adults. Between different work schedules, kids, and living life, no one is ever free. Set time aside on February 13th to get together with your besties that you haven’t hugged in forever. You can pick up right where you left off. Now would be a great time too to merge friend groups. Your school friends and your work friends can finally meet.
Reasons to Celebrate Galentine’s Day – Women Empowerment
We need more women supporting women in the world. Use this day to compliment another woman or do something nice for another woman. Just call up your mom, friend, co-worker or whoever you know needs a pick me up and tell them something you love about them. This is what the holiday is about, after all.
Reasons to Celebrate Galentine’s Day – Give Friends Amazing Gifts
Forget the flowers, jewelry, and chocolate that goes along with Valentine’s Day. Get the women in your life a gift they will actually like/deserve. For example, a candle, a journal, wine, or something personal you know will be sentimental to them. After all, these people are the ones you are close to in life, you should know what they will like.
No Guy Troubles
Galentine’s Day means no guys and, therefore, means no guy trouble. It is not a day to think about your ex, your crush, your significant other, or whoever it is in your life that you love romantically. You can forget about all of that and just focus on the women in your life and on having a great time for one day.
Unwind / Do Whatever You Want
You can have an adult sleepover complete with rom coms, wine, spilling the tea, and much more. If you enjoy a fun night out more, you can literally do whatever you want. You can go bowling, to a bar, to a club, out to dinner, or just a random outing. That is the beauty of Galentine’s Day. The holiday isn’t even official, so there are no set plans on what you have to do.
Make sure to show love to the women in your life. And men, you can celebrate it too. Guyentine’s Day. You may be single too, so spend it with your guy friends. Spread love.