You Absolutely Need To Celebrate “Galentine’s Day” This Year

The glorious holiday was founded by Leslie Knope and honors lady friends.

1. It’s a holiday to show how much you love your friends with handmade gifts.

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2. And be creative as hell.

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Hand-stitched pillows with the newspaper headline from your birthday? *yas*

3. You get to celebrate your friendship with your best gal pals.

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4. Galentine’s Day lands on a Thursday this year, so it’s a convenient night to party.

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It’s always celebrated the day before Valentine’s Day.

5. And go to brunch.

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It’s the perfect occasion to eat waffles and drink coffee and alcohol.

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Breakfast food FTW.

6. It kills the immense hype of Valentine’s Day, and the pressure to be with someone.

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7. Essentially, RID THE PATRIARCHY!

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8. On Galentine’s Day you can make and listen to an awesome playlist by kickass women.

Listen to RookieMag’s Galentine’s Day playlist here.

9. There’s no tolerance for romantic music on Galentine’s Day.

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10. You can make your best gal pal brilliant cards.

11. Valentine’s Day is a holiday that glorifies sexist cliches and gender stereotypes.

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12. But Galentine’s Day is a holiday that celebrates the importance of female friendship and empowerment.

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13. So, really, it should be celebrated 24/7.

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14. You don’t have to be pressured into impressing your significant other.

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15. You’re just hanging with your gals, so you can be yourself.

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16. Hallmark has nothing to do with this authentic holiday. It’s an occasion to appreciate the good friends you have in your life.

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So, ladies, don’t worry about going out this year on Valentine’s Day.

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The day before will be a billion times more fun and wonderful.

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Kick back with your gal pals, and celebrate the relationship that stands the test of time: friendship.

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Happy Galentine’s Day, one and all!

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