Every year, Galentine’s Day is celebrated on February 13. A party that is gaining more and more followers around the world. But what is this new, still little-known concept? As Country Living magazine points out, this is an alternative to Valentine’s Day that highlights female solidarity. In other words, it’s an opportunity to get together with your girlfriends and the women around you to celebrate friendship. A day based on mutual aid and love.
You may not know it, but Galentine’s Day comes to us from the small screen. To understand the phenomenon, you have to go back to the year 2010. The time when this holiday was invented by Leslie Knope, the heroine of the Parks and Recreation series, played by actress Amy Poehler. In episode 16 of season 2, she organizes a brunch at her house on February 13 with her best friends. “What is Galentine’s Day? It’s quite simply the best day of the year. Every February 13, my friends and I leave our husbands and boyfriends at home, we get together and we let’s relax while having breakfast. Women who celebrate women” explains the character.
Galentine’s Day, a growing phenomenon
For Leslie Knope, Galentine’s Day should have become a public holiday. Over the years, reality has (almost) surpassed fiction. As proof, this new celebration has been adopted by many women. Like celebrities such as Kylie Jenner, Jenna Dewan or Sophia Bush. But let couples be reassured, this party is not just for singles. If you are not used to celebrating February 14 with your other half, do not hesitate to meet your closest friends for a convivial moment. Pajama party, day at the spa, karaoke or shopping… it’s up to you to choose the program!