The "Galentine's Day" episode that sparked the cultural phenomenon aired ten years ago on February 11, 2010.
Galentine's Day is celebrated again on Parks and Recreation, this time in an effort to find a new best friend for Leslie Knope after the departure of Ann Perkins, Knope's long-time BFF.
The primetime show's invention sees so much popularity that it becomes a trending topic on Twitter the following year.
Season 2, Episode 16 of Parks and Recreation sees the female cast members celebrating the holiday with brunch and a gift exchange.
Here are four good ones:
Leslie tries to reunite her mom with her old flame played by John Larroquette.
4.98 million people watched it when it first aired—that's the population of South Carolina.
It's the highest-rated episode of the season.
Not to be overshadowed by its romantic successor, businesses from Lyft to Target promote it on Twitter every year.
The episode aired in 2010, but its impact will live on forever.
A Galentine's Day celebration isn't so without rallying the ladies together! If you can't all be together in person, a group Skype or FaceTime session will suffice. Whatever the case may be, make sure you're sharing fond memories, lots of laughter, and maybe a few tears -- happy ones only.
Perhaps you'll take a feather from Leslie's cap and get the girls together for brunch (waffles in particular), or maybe your girl gang is more of a bottle-of-wine-at-happy-hour plus a cheeseboard type of group. Nothing brings friends together like food, and Galentine's Day is the perfect excuse to indulge in something delicious with your favorite ladies by your side.
Parks and Recreation gifted us a wealth of memes, "treat yo' self" being one, Galentine's Day being another. Donna Meagle would be proud if you got the girls together for mani-pedis, facials, or a group trip to the spa for a day of pampering.
Women rock, and when women support one another, they rock even more. Galentine's Day allows women to celebrate one another's achievements, both solo and within their friendships.
Relationships may come and go -- and Valentine's Day can be a stark reminder of that -- but good friendships are steadfast. Friendships continue to be an important role in our lives, particularly in our adult years, because they create a sense of stability in a world that is increasingly mobile.
Galentine's Day found a gap in the market to acknowledge one of the most common yet unrecognized entities in our lives: Female friendship. With the inception of the #WomenSupportWomen movement and other endorsements of female empowerment, Galentine's Day becomes an increasingly important movement to celebrate the people in our life that don't often receive praise.