Great, we hear you say, another fictitious commercial holiday to get you to spend more money.
On the other hand, you could think of it this way: a great excuse to pay tribute to all those wonderful women in your life – your BFF, your wingwoman, your work wife, your partner-in-crime…
“Galentine’s Day” was basically invented by a fictional character, Leslie Knope of Parks and Recreation, in a 2010 episode in which she gathers her closest female friends for a brunch love-in with a mountain of waffles and syrup – and our take on it is basically “Well, why not!”
It has since gone down in the Urban Dictionary as 13 February, “the other half of Valentine’s Day, when you celebrate your love for your lady friends. Single or no.” And it doesn’t have to be all fuzzy hearts and pink champagne – we bring you some fun ideas for doing Galentine’s Day a little differently.