How are you Celebrating Galentine’s Day this year?
“What’s that you say, “Galentine’s Day”? You meant Valentine’s Day, didn’t you?”
Nope, you heard me right, “Galentine’s Day“.
So, what is Galentine’s Day?
Well, I am glad you asked. Galentine’s Day is celebrated every year on the 13th of February, the Day before Valentine’s Day. This year (2023), Galentine’s Day will fall on a Monday.
The unofficial Holiday of Galentine’s Day is a celebration of female loyalty and friendship. A chance to get together without the fellers or your other half.’ Enjoy each other’s company, and if you are inclined, share gifts.
So if you think you need a reason or excuse to spend an evening, a morning, or even a whole day, in the company of your best girlfriends, then keep the Day before Valentine’s Day open in your diaries.
Sound’s great, but where and when did the idea of Galentine’s Day begin?
If you think it’s another ploy by the greeting card companies to get you to spend your money, think again.
The writers/producers and performers of the American Situation Comedy TV show “Parks And Recreation” are credited with the fantastic idea of “Galentine’s Day”. In the episode of the same name where Amy Poehler’s character, Leslie Knope, describes the special 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… ladies celebrating ladies.” So, basically, it’s the greatest fake holiday ever!”Citation: Amy Poehler’s as, Leslie Knope Parks and Recreation Season 2 Epesode 16 “Galentine’s Day” IMDb.
How can I Celebrate Galentine’s Day? I hear you ask!
Well, not on your own, that’s for sure.
Before you can celebrate what is probably “the greatest fake holiday ever”, you need to spread the word to let all your favourite girlfriends know that Galentine’s Day is a thing and exists. Then you can discuss and organise the Day with them.
Are you a sporty bunch? Is a day at the icerink or the gocart track your thing, or a spa day?
In my earlier career as a care worker, my female colleagues and I had access to a hair salon (out of hours). I remember those Prosecco and peroxide nights well.
You may want to celebrate, ladies being ladies, with a meal out or by staying home having drinks with the girls.
A coffee morning could be your cup of tea or even afternoon tea.
Shhh! Celebrate Galian’s Day with a loud slogan or two.
If you enjoy your femaleness and don’t mind letting the world know, then why not go the whole hog and treat yourself and your girlfriends to a feminist-themed T-shirt or other great-looking garments from our partners in crime, “The Spark Company”? They have a great range of feminist-themed designs to browse.
Let us know how your Galentine’s Day went.
My reasonably short (yet long for me) article “How are you Celebrating Galentine’s Day this year?” has now come to a close. I hope you have all enjoyed reading it as much as I have enjoyed putting it together.
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Acknowledgements: All written content in this article results from my research and knowledge, life experiences and witty writing style, except when stated otherwise and credit has been given where due. All (non-product stock images used are published under license. A big thank you goes to The Spark Company and Bronwyn Fettroll for giving me the idea for this post 😀