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Galentine's Day – February 13, 2024

February truly is the month of love and Galentine’s Day on February 13 fits right in. We’re quick to shower our significant others with gifts and treats on February 14, but the day prior was designed to celebrate other equally important relationships in our lives: our girlfriends! Galentine’s Day is a time to bring together the ladies in your life you love most.

When is Galentine's Day 2024?

The female friendships we so heavily rely on are celebrated each year on Galentine’s Day on February 13. Originating from the popular TV show ‘Parks and Recreation,’ the holiday is all about declaring love and affection to the girls who make up our support system. Go Girl Power!

History of Galentine's Day

Galentine’s Day was the creation of the beloved fictional deputy director of Parks and Recreation in Pawnee, Indiana, Leslie Knope. The show’s writers centered the 16th episode of the second season of Parks and Recreation around Leslie’s favorite February tradition, Galentine’s Day. Over a brunch of waffles and excessive gift-giving, Leslie celebrates the joy of female friendship with close friends and co-workers.

What was previously an unknown and unofficial holiday immediately skyrocketed in popularity, so much so that businesses have created Galentine’s Day promotions in honor of the celebration. Special happy hours, group spa discounts, and brunch deals are popular ways to honor the occasion, as the once fictional holiday filled a void in the Valentine’s Day market that left single women feeling alienated by the pomp and circumstance of the lover’s holiday.

The holiday that Knope invented bares striking similarities to her character — over-the-top generosity and impassioned sincerity. Galentine’s Day is to Valentine’s Day what Friendsgiving is to Thanksgiving: a chance to recognize the impact that our friends have on our lives and thank them for their steadfast loyalty, love, and laughter.

We could go on, but we think Leslie explains Galentine’s Day best: “Every February 13, my ladyfriends and I leave our husbands and our boyfriends at home, and we just come and kick it, breakfast-style. Ladies celebrating ladies. It’s like Lilith Fair, minus the angst. Plus frittatas.”

Galentine's Day timeline

Galentine's Day is first celebrated

Season 2, Episode 16 of Parks and Recreation sees the female cast members celebrating the holiday with brunch and a gift exchange.

A celebration is born

The primetime show's invention sees so much popularity that it becomes a trending topic on Twitter the following year.

Make new friends but keep the old

Galentine's Day is celebrated again on Parks and Recreation, this time in an effort to find a new best friend for Leslie Knope after the departure of Ann Perkins, Knope's long-time BFF.

Galentine's Day turns ten

The "Galentine's Day" episode that sparked the cultural phenomenon aired ten years ago on February 11, 2010.


What are good Valentine's Day gifts for husbands?

Anything that shows you truly know your husband is a good idea. Personalized Valentine’s Day gifts for husbands are a good way of expressing this. For example, if he likes whiskey, a personalized decanter could be a good idea.

What are some Valentine's Day gift ideas for your husband?

Popular Valentine’s Day gift ideas for your husband include cards, candy, liquor, or electronic items. You, better than anyone, know what will get his heart racing. Pick his favorite drink or candy, or get that electronic device he’s been talking about! He’ll appreciate your thoughtfulness.

Where can I find a Valentine's Day gift for my husband?

We’ve got a great selection of gifts, so you’re bound to find the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for your husband here. Choose a gift that adheres to his personal taste. Consider what your husband enjoys doing or qualities about him that can be expressed through an item. Even treating him to his favorite meal is something he’ll appreciate.

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