Galentine’s Day is a holiday that is dedicated to honoring friendship in all of its forms. More specifically, it’s a holiday that’s observed on the 13th of February and encourages women to gather all of their female friends together for a party.
Usually, this span of time in February is dedicated to romantic love, flowers, and dates between couples. That leaves a lot of 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. This episode of Galentine’s Day is the 16th episode of the second season of this show.
It aired on NBC in the U.S. on the 11th of February in 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’s 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
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 that they like and toss out the ones that they don’t like. So, let’s look at these appetizers below.
Observing Galentine’s Day
This is also a day for women to treat themselves to a special spa day all by themselves. And, of course, everyone can further spread the word about this holiday using the hashtag #GalentinesDay online.