Happy Galentines Day!

Not familiar?  Galentines Day is celebrated on February 13, the day before Valentines Day.

It’s a day to celebrate the love you have for your lady friends, whether they or you are single or not, and whether you are female or not.

  • Galentine’s Day traces its origins back to an episode of the popular workplace comedy “Parks & Recreation.” “It’s only the best day of the year,” said Leslie Knope, deputy director of the Parks and Recreation Department of the (fictional) town of Pawnee, Indiana.  Here’s the full quote from 2010:  “What’s Galentine’s Day?  Oh, it’s only the best day of the year.  Every February 13th, 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.”
  • Merriam-Webster Dictionary officially recognizes the word – and the occasion.
  • The word follows in the footsteps of Friendsgiving, which was added to Merriam-Webster.com in January 2020, and is defined as “a celebration or meal shared among friends on or near Thanksgiving Day.

Do you like hanging with your gal-pals as an alternative or in addition to Valentines day?

Have you ever or are you planning to celebrate Galentines Day?

What would be a great thing to you this year with your Gal Pals?

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