A huge happy Galentine’s day to all the wonderful women we work with and meet on this amazing life adventure.
We all know that for most, Valentine’s day is just a bit rubbish – that is if you even recognise and celebrate it. Crap flowers, twee cards and don’t even start us on the Poundland ring (although hats off, it was a very good PR stunt. God damn you, you amazing Poundland PR people).
So instead of a day of disappointment, we’re one day early and focussing on the good and celebrating the brilliant women we know and love.
Whether it’s your best friend, mother, sister or daughter – today is a day to spend celebrating these wonderful women before the Valentine’s gushing commences.
So what is Galentine’s and where did it come from?
As the name would suggest, Galentine’s Day is a celebration of female friendship.
The term was popularised following the release of a 2010 episode of US sitcom Parks and Recreation.
Leslie Knope, played by Amy Poehler, explains its meaning while throwing an annual Galentine’s Day bash for her friends.
“What’s Galentine’s Day? It’s only the best day of the year,” Knope says during the 16th episode of the show’s second series.
“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.”