Galentine’s Day: The Importance of Friendships
Love is a universal term and can be expressed in so many different ways. Love can be actions, words, pictures, and most importantly an emotion that causes your heart to pump harder, your eyes to sparkle, and your smile to grow bigger.
Valentine’s Day celebrates the love between couples, but when do the singles celebrate? The answer is Galentine’s Day. Galentine’s Day celebrates female friendships on February Thirteenth every year with usual gift giving and love sharing. The holiday was invented by Amy Poehler’s character on the show Parks and Recreation, a show about a woman who seeks to beautify her community.
As the season of love begins, the couples and the girls are suiting up to spread love to all of their friends. Most people love to spend time with the people who matter most to them so the holiday that celebrates love brings great opportunities to do just that.
Sophomore Esmeralda Gutierrez explains why friends are important to celebrate. “Friends share secrets and trust, and they have more interaction with each other on the daily.”
Many are unaware that singles get a day of their own to celebrate in a month typically celebrated by couples. There are so many opportunities to do fun things on Galentine’s day. Freshman Maria Rajha gives an example on what she would do with her friends if she had known what Galentine’s day was: “I would go hang out with my friends and go to the mall.”
Gift giving is common in the month of love and the stores are filled with red, white and pink. Giving love to others requires giving love to yourself as well and what better way to do that than self care. Esmeralda Gutierrez says she would gift face masks to all of her friends on this special day. “I would give them a face mask because we always facetime each other with our face masks on.”
Since the 13th is Galentine’s Day and the 14th is Valentine’s Day, make sure to give love to all the people you love, but don’t forget yourself. Spread the love this season.