Get your gals together: How to celebrate Galentine's Day in Houston

Get your gals together: How to celebrate Galentine's Day in Houston

Almost three years after the TV series "Parks and Recreation" aired its final episode, some of the cast members have reunited to pay tribute the sitcom's most enduring legacy: Galentine's Day.

Alicia Clancy, author of the 2017 book "Be My Galentine", about the positive aspects of women's friendships, sees an uptick in women's empowerment influencing the rise of Galentine's Day. Take a break and treat yourself and your friends to some heart-shaped waffles, because, as Leslie Knope would say, "We need to remember what's important in life: friends, waffles, work". You celebrate Galentine's Day and then Valentine's Day.

Today, friends, is Pancake Day.

We hope you keep these ideas that relate to self-love, self-care and the value of friendship in mind this Valentine's Day season. (And, honestly, in honor of some friends' boyfriends being out of town or long-distance, a few current BFs are likely to get shredded, too.) Because while it's important to have at least one day a year dedicated to our best babes, it's also important to focus on your friends every single day.

It has been marked yearly ever since mostly in the western culture, with mentions surfacing online right before Valentine's Day. So you know that you should definitely take her advice. "I think we've learned as a gender that we're going to have to stick together in order to achieve that".


For Monica Roberts '18, she explains that it is about "having my best friend around and just celebrating the fact that we care about each other, which is my version of Galentine's Day". What better way to spend this holiday than ordering in some pizza, eating chocolate, doing some karaoke and making cards with your best friends?

The holiday gives those who are single or not interested in a dating relationship an alternative to Valentine's Day.

Also, here's the original Parks and Recreation video where Leslie introduces Galentine's Day for the first time. Slather on the syrup and enjoy time out with your friends. "I loved the spirit of it".

It's simple - just gather your closest friends together, get a load of food and/or booze, and you're set. Taking pride in your gal pals and your independence are both fantastic ways to embrace the holiday if you choose to celebrate it.

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