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 “What’s Galentine’s Day? Oh, it’s only the best day of the year,” according to Parks and Recreation’s Leslie Knope.

Basically, this February 13 holiday is like Valentine’s Day, but instead focuses around the love shared with your gal pals instead of a significant other. Leslie coined the term and as she puts it, Galentine’s Day is about “ladies celebrating ladies.”

But why should Galentine’s day be recognized? Well, relationships can be complicated, and romantic partners come and go. But best friends are forever.

Seriously—female friendships are so important in every collegiette’s life. Take Galentine’s Day as an opportunity to let your friends know how much you appreciate them. Cherish your fond memories together, and look forward to making even more in the future.

Plus, if you’re celebrating Leslie-style, there’s sure to be breakfast food and presents—although a bouquet of hand-crocheted flower pens, a mosaic portrait of made from the crushed bottles of your bestie’s favorite diet soda, and a personalized 5,000 word essay might be a tad excessive.

Remember, uteruses before duderuses…



Erin is a sophomore Features Writer for Her Campus Santa Clara. Her spirit animal is a sloth. 
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