Where Galentine’s Day Started
On Feb. 11, 2010, NBC’s Parks and Recreation coined the term and holiday “Galentine’s Day,” a holiday created to celebrate female friends on February 13, the day before Valentine’s Day.
According to IMDB, the “Galentine’s Day” episode aired on Feb. 11, 2010, and the holiday was created by the show’s lead character, Leslie Knope, who is played by Amy Poehler.
“Oh, it’s only the best day of the year. Every Feb. 13, 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,” Poehler’s character said of Galentine’s day, according to IMDB.
Although the concept of a “Galentine’s Day” was created on a fictional show, it has gained traction in the real world as well.
The Instagram hashtag “#galentinesday” has over 12 thousand posts, including pictures of Galentine’s Day gifts, and people celebrating female friends all around the world.
The holiday has even made its way into the halls of WHS, with celebrants including Molly Kilbourne (12).
“I celebrate Galentine’s Day because I love the girls in my life, and they inspire me to be strong and powerful,” Kilbourne said.
Parks and Recreation aired its last episode in 2015, according to IMDB, but is available for streaming through Netflix, Amazon and Hulu.