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Galentine’s Day 2023: What is it and how did this Valentine’s alternative come about?

It’s today, it’s today! Galentine’s Day is celebrated on February 13. What is this celebration? Thus arose the best Valentine’s Day alternative.

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Galentine's Day 2023: ¿Qué es y cómo surgió esta alternativa de San Valentín?
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Valentine’s Day is celebrated on 14 February, a date eagerly awaited by all lovers. However, there are those who prefer to recognize and celebrate the affection between friends, especially women, so Galentine’s Day is perfect for that, but what is Galentine’s Day? “Oh, it’s only the best day of the year!”

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Galentine’s Day was originally created as an all-female celebration within the NBC comedy series, Parks and Recreation. However, today it is celebrated by thousands of people across the United States.

This festivity takes place the day before Valentine’s Day, that is, this February 13, and its purpose is to celebrate female friendship as a result of the void that is usually caused by the famous Valentine’s Day.

How did Galentine’s Day come about?

The first time Galentine's Day was mentioned was in episode number 16 of the second season of the sitcom Parks and Recreation, aptly titled 'Galentine's Day'.

In this episode, the protagonist Amy Poehler, who plays Leslie Knope, takes her friends to a brunch while she has several gifts prepared for them, because in the words of the itself, it is a day in which “ladies celebrate ladies”, hence its name, change lady to “gal” and slap it onto Valentine’s Day and voila! Galentine’s Day.

Due to the popularity the celebration gained, it is mentioned again in the fourth season, where Leslie Knope points out that it should be considered as a national celebration, and although this has not been the case until now, more and more people are coming together to celebrate the love between friends.

Happy Galentine’s Day!