If you have ever wondered, "What is Galentine's Day?" and why is everyone making such a big deal about it, it's time to get on board. Because it's maybe the best holiday of the year. Basically, it comes from Parks and Recreation and the perfect television character, Leslie Knope. It falls on the day before Valentine's Day and it's a celebration of all of the best gals in you life, because they're worth it.
Seriously. Female friendships are basically a life force for a lot of us. They're our support networks, right down in our sinews, and a lot of them last way longer than most romantic relationships. But I think they're seriously under-valued. Some of these people will have been a huge part of your life for years or even decades, but we normally take them for granted. It's just expected that you'll be there for each other. And sure, that's the great part about having close friends— knowing you can rely on them— but that doesn't mean they don't deserve some pampering once in a while. So it doesn't matter if you're in a relationship or not, celebrating Valentine's Day or not. February 13 is a chance to give some love to your female friends. And it's so much better than Valentine's Day.