Defining… GALentine’s Day?

February 13th has recently become one of the greatest days of the year.

The Parks and Recreation TV show character, Leslie Knope, deemed February 13th an unofficial official holiday in an episode that aired in 2010.

In the words of Leslie Knope,

“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.”

This phenomenon has blown up since 2010. And, if I can speak for all the ladies my age, I think we love Galentine’s Day more than we love Valentine’s Day. Sitting in IHOP, chowing down on pancakes, bacon and biscuits and gravy sounds like the greatest holiday in the world.

I do this with a few of my friends at college, but you don’t have to sit down with a stack of pancakes to observe Galentine’s Day.

Today is a day to celebrate your girls. I don’t know about you, but my girlfriends keep my world turning. There’s so many I can count on for anything. How lucky am I to say that?

I love this holiday because it makes me realize how many great girls I have in my life. From my new college friends, to my old high school friends (FAM FOREVER), to my cousins and aunts, my people are the greatest.

I encourage each of you ladies to celebrate the girls in your life today. Give them a shout-out on social media. Shoot them a text. Or, every girl’s favorite, go old school with a chocolate heart.

Everyone needs a little love around Valentine’s Day. And today’s the perfect day to start.


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