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Celebrate Galentine's Day with this 'Parks and Rec' reunion

Celebrate Galentine's Day with this 'Parks and Rec' reunion

The fictional holiday, brought to life by Leslie Knope (played by Amy Poehler), was a day filled with "ladies celebrating ladies".

Parks and Recreation's Leslie Knope, inventor of Galentine's Day, defines it as "like Lilith Fair without the angst".

In elementary school, Valentine's Day wasn't about boyfriends or girlfriends, it was about celebrating with all your friends. It is a day to honor women friendships. I wanted to spend this day with my family and friends.

Jones shared the photo to her account as well, captioning the glorious image, "Galentine's Day!". "During these times, we gossip and catch up on life". She, like many other women, have used this day to promote positive personal care and motivated all to make a difference. Dates are not just for couples, and the one-on-one time with your friend will make the day special for both of you. "The idea that, well, this came from a television show, so it's not really real or it's not really important, I actually don't buy that...", says Professor Gifford, who has taught courses including "American History through its Holidays".

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It's simple - just gather your closest friends together, get a load of food and/or booze, and you're set. "We celebrate our love for each other every day, so we didn't see it necessary to celebrate the day with our partners". For North Central and Naperville locals, we suggest The Melting Pot or Le Chocolat Du Bouchard for dinner and some extra sweet treats, like chocolate fondue, flights, and cakes to "treat 'yo self". Call it low maintenance with some pajamas and a pint of Halo Top or Ben Jerry's, or even some limited chocolate covered strawberries from a local grocery store. Pair the pizza with a movie that you will all enjoy, whether it be a romantic comedy or a completely unrelated genre, and have a fun night in. It is a bound to be a night full of laughter and tears for all.

If your friend group includes men or gender-fluid people, do not hesitate to give them cheesy gifts too.

"I'll probably video call my boyfriend later that day because we're both busy on Wednesdays but if I could have my flawless Valentine's day with my friends, we would probably have brunch and then go shopping", Dalman said.

Ever since Parks and Recreation introduced the concept of Galentine's Day, actual Valentine's Day has become more and more irrelevant.