Galentine’s Day

Galentine’s Day is a holiday dedicated to honoring friendship in all its forms. More specifically, it’s observed on February 13th and encourages women to gather all their female friends for a party.

Usually, this time in February is dedicated to romantic love, flowers, and dates between couples. That leaves many people out of the equation—people who might just want to hang with their friends. This holiday was an answer to that problem and allows women to bring their closest friends together to celebrate and support them.

The History of Galentine’s Day

This holiday actually comes from an episode of “Parks and Recreation” that goes by the same name. The “Galentine’s Day” episode is the 16th episode of the second season of the show.

It aired on NBC in the U.S. on February 11, 2010, and was seen by nearly 5 million household viewers. During this episode, Leslie (played by Amy Poehler) throws an annual Galentine’s Day party for her female friends on the day before Valentine’s Day.

Leslie was able to enjoy female friendships with her co-workers and close friends, all while exchanging gifts and enjoying waffles. And this is how this holiday came into being, making it one of the holidays that has been created thanks to a TV program.

The Best Galentine’s Day Movies for Friends to Enjoy

Galentine’s Day isn’t just about having brunch, drinking wine, and sharing gifts. It’s also a day for women to reconnect with their lady friends. And what better way to do that than by watching a movie?

Of course, that begs the question: What movie should be watched on Galentine’s Day? To answer that question, we’ve listed some of the best movies to watch on this holiday. Hey, don’t forget to watch them with some popcorn!

  • 9 to 5 (1980)
  • The Color Purple (1985)
  • Steel Magnolias (1989)
  • Thelma & Louise (1991)
  • A League of Their Own (1992)
  • Joy Luck Club (1993)
  • Muriel’s Wedding (1994)
  • The First Wives Club (1996)
  • Baby Mama (2008)
  • Hidden Figures (2016)
  • Bad Moms (2016)
  • Little Women (2019)
  • Booksmart (2019)

The Best Galentine’s Day Appetizers

Okay, let’s go over the checklist. We have wine, waffles, movies, and all our girlfriends together. Now, what should we serve for Galentine’s Day?

If you’re drawing a blank on that question, then allow us to recommend a few appetizers that we think are perfect for this holiday. Anyone reading through this list can choose the ones they like and toss out the ones they don’t. So, let’s look at these appetizers below.

Observing Galentine’s Day

Galentine’s Day can be observed by women by gathering all their female friends and throwing a party. A party that has plenty of drinks, waffles, cheeseboards, and gift-giving.

This is also a day for women to treat themselves to a special spa day by themselves. And, of course, everyone can further spread the word about this holiday using the hashtag #GalentinesDay online.

When is it?
This year (2024)
February 13 Tuesday
Next year (2025)
February 13 Thursday
Last year (2023)
February 13 Monday
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