BY EMILY MULQUEEN —
While walking down the aisles of CVS Pharmacy, Rachael Phillips, 21, a senior at William Paterson University, can not ignore all of the chocolate, roses and teddy bears consuming the store.
“Many people think February and think of chocolate, roses and teddy bears, but for the past two years me and my friends have celebrated Galentine’s Day.” stated Phillips.
February 13th, the day before Valentines has taken on the title of “Galentine’s Day” – a day dedicated to women celebrating their friendshipS with each other. It does not matter if they are single, dating or married.
Galentine’s Day was created on an episode of the television sitcom “Parks and Recreation” in 2010, Leslie Knopes, played by Amy Poehler, says “Every February 13, my lady friends and I leave our husbands and our boyfriends at home, and we just come and kick it, breakfast-style. Ladies celebrating ladies.”
“Honestly, Galentine’s Day is a great idea because you never feel left out. You could be going through a break up or just be single, but it’s just a reminder that you’ll always have your friends.” said Ravynn Edwards, 22, a senior at WPU.
“Hanging out with my girls and celebrating Galentine’s Day for the first time was so rejuvenating to me. This year was tough, but even through the dark times I know my girls will always have my back. I will definitely be celebrating for years to come!” said Jeryka Morales, 20, a freshman at WPU.