Galentine's Day

Galentine's Day

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Galentine's Day is a fictitious holiday created in the sitcom Parks and Recreation which celebrates women and female friendships and takes place February 13th, the day before Valentine's Day. After the episode featuring the holiday aired, the event has gained increasing prominence online on February 13th each year since.


The Parks and Recreation episode "Galentine's Day" aired February 11th, 2010.[1] During the episode, the protagonist, Leslie Knope, holds a party for her girlfriends, single or not, in which they hang out, exchange gifts, and celebrate their friendships.


The holiday began seeing significant spread online in 2012. That year, Bitchmedia[2] covered the holiday, listing some examples of Galentine's Day celebrations posted online, including a Tumblr[3] post in which user lethifolds posted images of gifts and waffles they'd made for their own friends modeled after the Parks and Recreation episode (examples shown below).


With each subsequent year, the holiday saw increased media and corporate attention. Buzzfeed[4] compiled a list of "Galentine's Day Cards" in 2013. The same day, a definition for the holiday was submitted to Urban Dictionary. [5]

TOP DEFINITION Galentine's Day February 13th, the other half of valentine's day, when you celebrate your love tor your lady friends! single or no. hey Judy, you are such a great friend to me, and I want to celebrate our friend love not only my sexy love with my boyfriend Marvin tomorrow, so let's have a dinner get together the day before valentines day - Galentine's Day! #lady friends #fun #celebration #1 ove #platonism by bobbo the robo February 13, 2013

Other publications to offer Galentine's Day tips include The Atlantic,[6] NPR,[7] and Mashable.[8] The New York Post[9] ran an op-ed condemning the day. Corporations also began capitalizing on the holiday by pushing products and sales tailored for the event (examples shown below).

Marisa @MexiMoments ( Follow ) Get your #galentinesday on with @TooFaced & treat yourself to something sweet! get 20% off with the code "TrueLoves" oO ace nes 20% OFF USE CODE: TRUELOVES SHOP NOW Follow Got a gal pal who's the Ann Perkins to your Leslie Knope? Give them our #GalentinesDay gift bag MOUTH @mouthfoods KRIST uDe POP truffle salt ALL-NATURAL POPCO RN

Cast Reunion

On Galentine's Day 2018, Parks and Recreation actress Aubrey Plaza posted a picture of female members of the cast reuniting for the occasion, gaining over 282,000 likes (shown below). The photograph was covered by Daily Dot,[10] EW,[11] Huffington Post,[12] and others.

plazadeaubrey # . Follow plazadeaubrey happy happy galentine's day. these women keep me alive. Load more comments feefcity @ben_zaslav hgokie @elbakester I KNOW jenniferdoerksen @amber_counsell my hesart chelstgarcia @nannerbgarland my heart asterinaputri计计计 282,107 likes 9 HOURS AGO Add a comment...

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