Galentine's Day 2021: A Celebration of Female Friendship!
Sure, February 14th gets a lot of buzz — and BTW, if you still need gift ideas for your romantic partner, check out our special Valentine’s Day collection. But why should Cupid get all the love? After all, many of the things that we celebrate on Valentine’s Day — love, support, companionship, joy — are the same values that we appreciate in our favorite friendships.
That’s where Galentine’s Day comes in, giving us a great opportunity to celebrate the unique beauty of female friendships. It’s an awesome new holiday (one that just happens to promote brunch and chillin’ with the gals!), so you definitely don’t want to miss Galentine’s Day 2021 festivities. If you’re not familiar with Galentine’s Day, take a look at how this new holiday has taken off in recent years, or skip straight to the tips on how to include roses in your Galentine’s Day 2021 celebrations.
What is Galentine’s Day?
Okay, let’s be clear: Galentine’s Day is somewhat of an accidental holiday. In fact, the idea was popularized by a fictional character, Leslie Knope, in an episode of NBC’s sitcom Parks and Recreation several years ago. Though it started as a fictional idea, the very real essence of this gal-pal-focused holiday — celebrating female friendships — resonated with so many women who have experienced the power of sisterhood. Galentine’s Day has since taken off, and it’s successfully become part of the real world today, with more and more women celebrating Galentine’s Day every year.
Galentine’s Day 2021 is all about celebrating the beauty of love in its platonic form. As many people make plans for Valentine’s Day, women also take inspiration from the original Parks and Rec show and plan gatherings with friends for brunch, drinks, arts and crafts, or any fun activity that can be used as an excuse to get together, kick it, and celebrate female bonds. Some women celebrate Galentine’s Day by recognizing their very best friend, while others consider it an opportunity to include all the girls in their friend-group.
No matter what form it takes, the original inspiration for Galentine’s Day still takes center stage every year, spreading a strong message: the sisterhood that stems from female friendships can play a beautiful, fun, and powerful role in every woman’s journey through the different stages of life.
When is Galentine’s Day 2021?
Whether you’re planning a Galentine’s Day 2021 brunch for several people or a simple walk in the park with your favorite gal-pal, you don’t want to miss this female-focused holiday. After all, it’s full of fun! Traditionally, Galentine’s Day has been celebrated on February 13th, the day before Valentine’s Day. Some Galentine’s Day enthusiasts like to refer to the day as ‘Valentine’s Day Eve’.
Galentine’s Day 2021 is no different, and it is set for February 13th this year. However, women are busy! Which is exactly why ladies have begun celebrating Galentine’s Day whenever they can in recent years, either a few days before or after February 14th. The important thing is to make time for this special holiday. Lucky for us, Galentine’s Day 2021 falls on a Saturday this year, so there’s no reason why brunch with the girls can’t last all day long — and possibly into the night!
Single or Taken: Everyone’s Invited for Galentine’s Day 2021
Some people assume that Galentine’s Day was invented for single girls who don’t have a date on February 14th, but this couldn’t be further from the truth! This holiday is not about being single at all, though you can certainly join in if you are.
The great news about Galentine’s Day is that it doesn’t matter if you’re in a relationship or not, as all ladies are welcome to celebrate the holiday with their friends. But there is a certain unwritten rule: women who are in a relationship need to leave their romantic partner at home during Galentine’s Day festivities. No excuses! Remember, Galentine’s Day 2021 is a special time devoted to celebrating female friendships — so save all the romantic plans with your partner for Valentine’s Day.
Keep Friends Close — Even if Separated By Miles!
When separated by distance, it can be tricky to maintain a close-knit bond, since regular communication is often impossible. Galentine’s Day 2021 is the perfect occasion to remind those girlfriends living far away that they’re still part of your innermost circle of friends.
Celebrate long-distance friendships this year by sending fresh flowers or a handwritten card to your besties. Especially after a year of social distancing, sending a surprise straight to your friend’s doorstep can be a really beautiful gesture. Hint: Rosaholics makes this super easy by offering fun bouquets for friends in all sorts of colors, delivered nationwide! It’s such an easy way to show some love from afar.
Is Galentine’s Day Just for Millenials?
No! Though women in their 20s and 30s are the ones driving this fun holiday forward and popularizing it the most, there is absolutely no age limitation on who can and cannot get in on the Galentine’s Day 2021 festivities. In fact, older generations are starting to catch on to this new holiday, too, choosing to send flowers, cards, and place phone calls to friends at a distance.
With visiting restrictions and social distancing protocols in place for the global pandemic, staying connected is so very important right now, which is another reason why women from all generations are encouraged to celebrate Galentine’s Day 2021 in whatever way they seem the safest.
Can Guys Celebrate Galentine’s Day?
Though Galentine’s Day 2021 is technically focused on female friendships, who says we can’t bend the rules a bit to allow guys to get in on this holiday, too?! After all, it’s 2021! True friendships can’t be restricted to gender lines, and there are lots of guys out there whose BFF just happens to be a girl and vice versa.
And ladies, if your go-to comrade is a guy, not a gal, don’t sweat! As long as the focus is on celebrating the bond of pure friendship, then why not take the occasion to let your best friends know how much they mean to you, whether they’re guys or girls! Hey, who knows — include all your pals in on the fun, and we may just be on our way to starting a whole new trend: Palentine’s Day 2021, here we come!
5 Tips for Celebrating Galentine’s Day 2021 with Roses
Let’s be honest: a fresh bouquet of roses is the kind of thing that can sweep you off your feet, whether it’s coming from a partner, a friend, or a family member. Take a look at these five tips for celebrating Galentine’s Day 2021 with roses, and get ready to make your besties cry tears of joy!
- Pick Vibrant Colors - Red, white, and pink are pretty common colors for Valentine’s Day, so it’s best to pick alternative colors for this friendship-focused holiday. Rosaholics has an amazing array of orange, yellow, purple, and tinted flowers. Fun varieties like Lady Marmalade are perfect for gifting to a bestie on Galentine’s Day 2021.
- Assemble Your Own Bouquet - Tap into your creativity and assemble your own bouquet in honor of your friend! Pick a combo of your favorite color to go alongside hers for a symbolic arrangement that she’ll adore.
- Set Up a Spa Day with Rose Petals - Get the girls together for a spa day at home! Let the tension of 2020 fade away by celebrating Galentine’s Day 2021 in good company. Facials, scented candles, and loose rose petals scattered across the vanity can create the perfect atmosphere for friends to kick back and relax.
- Pack a Picnic and Be ‘Extra’ with Roses - If you're lucky enough to have nice weather, plan a luxury picnic for the girls. Of course, snacks and drinks are essential, but if you really want to make it special, jazz up the setting with a giant bouquet of fresh roses resting on the picnic blanket.
- Send Flowers to Friends at a Distance - Quarantine can’t take Galentine’s Day 2021 away from us! For those whose favorite gal-pals are miles away — and for those who are practicing social distancing — send fresh roses straight to their door to let them know how much you care. Rosaholics delivers nationwide, and you can even include a personalized note in your order, so it’s easy to celebrate Galentine’s Day 2021 from a distance, too.
Is Galentine’s Day 2021 a Replacement for Valentine’s Day?
No! For all those who love to indulge in Valentine’s Day festivities, including dark chocolate and red roses, don’t worry. Valentine’s Day is still very much alive and well, with no threat from Galentine’s Day. Remember, Valentine’s Day is still the occasion that’s reserved for your special someone, a romantic partner. Instead, consider Galentine’s Day 2021 as a way to extend the love and affection to your closest friends, your ‘ride or die’, the peanut butter to your jelly — or quite simply, your BFF.
Browse all the gorgeous flowers that Rosaholics has available and celebrate Galentine’s Day 2021 in style!