Valentine’s Day is not just for romantic couples—it can be a celebration of friendship too. This February 14, take your best gal pals for a fun night out to celebrate your bonds.
Great, we hear you say, another fictitious commercial holiday to get you to spend more money. But think of it this way: this is a great excuse to pay tribute to all those wonderful women in your life—your BFF, your wingwoman, your work wife, your partner-in-crime…
“Galentine’s Day” was invented by a fictional character, Leslie Knope of Parks and Recreation, in a 2010 episode in which she gathers her closest female friends for a brunch love-in with a mountain of waffles and syrup.
Our take on it? Well, why not?
It has since gone down in the Urban Dictionary as February 13, “the other half of Valentine’s Day, when you celebrate your love for your lady friends. Single or no.” And it doesn’t have to be all fuzzy hearts and pink champagne. Scroll through our gallery for some inspo on how to do Galentine’s Day a little differently.
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Text: Pearlyn Quan
Additional Text: Melissa Lee