Galentine’s Day: Take some time to treat your closest girlfriends

By Elisa Reamer, News Editor

Valentine’s Day is Sunday, and couples will be finding ways to express their love for each other. But what do you do when you want to shower your lady friends with love? You celebrate Galentine’s Day on Saturday.

Galentine’s Day originated from a 2010 episode of “Parks and Recreation” titled “Galentine’s Day” where Amy Poehler’s character, Leslie Knope, gathers all of her girlfriends every Feb. 13 to share gifts, drink alcohol and have breakfast foods. 

Social media has made this holiday extremely popular. Whether it’s on Snapchat or Instagram, there is always someone who posts about their Galentine’s Day celebrations by showing off their friends and writing cheesy captions on their pictures. 

Emma Grace Redmond-Mattucci, senior accelerated management major, said she loves the idea. Last year, she said she ate Chinese food and did face masks with her friends. 

This special girl-love holiday can still easily be celebrated with your best friends in a safe, socially distanced way by connecting over Facetime or a Zoom call, hosting a Netflix watch party where everyone can watch a movie together from their own home or meeting in a parking lot while staying in the car.

Remember, the point of Galentine’s Day is to remind your girlfriends how much you love them and how thankful you are that they are in your life. Friends should always feel special, but this holiday gives an excuse to really show how much you adore that they are in your life.