Every year, when February is knocking on the door, many people start to fear and worry about what to do on that unfortunate day when love wins. Are you spending Valentine’s Day alone again, watching on social media how everyone pretends that their relationship is perfect? Instead of getting sad, gather a group of friends to celebrate Galentine’s Day the day before!
“What’s Galentine’s Day? Oh, it’s only the best day of the year”, as the main character of the series “Parks and Recreation” said, where this unusual holiday has its source. Leslie Knope added later, explaining the whole idea: Every February 13, my lady friends and I leave our husbands and boyfriends at home, and we just come and kick it, breakfast-style. Ladies celebrating ladies. By trying to make the public laugh at creating a new holiday, the idea grew into something bigger. Every year, many women gather with their friends the day before the unfortunate celebration of love.
In February, media and people focus on love because how could you not when the 14th day of this month exists? So, I guess the idea of rather enjoying people that we have and not those who we dream of having was liked by the audience. It’s like Lilith Fair, minus the angst. Plus frittatas. The catchy name of the idea itself made it possible for people in real life to start celebrating. But maybe not only that. People often forget that life is not only about this relationship that should look like in the movies, but it’s also about people who are around.
Nowadays, when women still struggle, Galentine’s Day is also a reminder that we should always have each other backs. So, in the end, we all can say: “I am big enough to admit that I am often inspired by myself.” As Leslie Knope did.
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