Everyone knows that February 14 is Valentine’s Day, the feast of lovers. But not everyone is aware that the day before, on February 13 (exactly today), is Galentine’s Day. What is this anniversary? And why is it important not to let it go unnoticed? It all started with the TV series “Parks and Recreation“: it was the protagonist, Leslie Knope, who named her for the first time. From that moment on, even if it is not yet officially recognized, this day has become increasingly important and many companies are using it for advertising purposes.
February 13 is the party dedicated to friendships, to those important relationships that are part of our life and without which we could not be. It is a way to pay homage to women who celebrate other women, and it is important to remind us of the basic things in life.
“Galentine’s Day” is the 16th episode of the second season of the American comedy television series Parks and Recreation, and the 22nd overall episode of the series. It originally aired on NBC in the United States on February 11, 2010. In the episode, Leslie and her boyfriend Justin seek to reunite Leslie’s mother, Marlene, with her teenage flame. Meanwhile, April’s feelings for Andy continue to bloom, while Ann appears to be growing apart from Mark.
The episode was written by series co-creator Michael Schur and directed by Ken Kwapis. “Galentine’s Day” featured a guest appearance by John Larroquette as Frank Beckerson, the long-lost love of Marlene Griggs-Knope, who was played by Pamela Reed. It also featured the last in a string of guest performances by Justin Theroux as Leslie’s love interest, Justin Anderson.
According to Nielsen Media Research, “Galentine’s Day” was seen by 4.98 million household viewers, which marked