Why I Love Galentine's Day

Galentine’s Day is probably my favorite holiday, and no that is not a typo. Made popular by a 2010 episode of the television show Parks and Recreation, Galentine’s Day which falls right around the same time as the other less exciting holiday Valentine’s Day is a day to spread self-love, friend-love, and just female love overall. For me, Galentine’s Day serves as a reminder to appreciate the women in my life. Every year, I spend the holiday with my two best friends watching movies and eating junk food, all day. We catch each other up on everything we have missed since the last time we have seen each other and just have a really good time in each others company. While this may be MY usual Galentine’s, there is no right or wrong way to spend the holiday. As long as you appreciate the women in your life (including yourself) and just let them know that they are loved, you are sure to have a great time.


Galentine’s Day is also an amazing opportunity to practice self-love and self-care. As soon as February rolls around, it is easy to feel pressured to have a romantic Valentine in your life. It seems like everywhere you turn there is a giant teddy bear or jewelry commercial encouraging you to fall in love. What these commercials and candy heart sayings don’t say is to love yourself! Instead of channeling your energy towards finding a romantic partner on Valentine’s Day, this year it may be nice to channel your energy towards treating yourself,  whether that is by pampering yourself at a salon or buying a book you have had your eye on for a couple of weeks.


Whether you spend this pseudo-holiday alone in bed watching some amazing girl power movies or you spend the morning getting breakfast with your girlfriends, Galentine’s Day serves as a reminder that it is okay to not have a SO. Sometimes all you need is a little reminder of all the positive and amazing people that exist in your life to let you know that you are worth so much. So please, go out and celebrate yourself ladies and be that source of support for the other females in your life who may have Valentine’s Day blues. Happy Galentine’s Day!