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Happy Galentine's Day!




Leslie Knope celebrates Galentine's day with her friends.
Leslie Knope celebrates Galentine's day with her friends.
Screenshot from NBC's "Parks and Recreation"

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February 14th is Valentine's day, this we all know. But Monday, February 13th...is Galentine's day.

What's Galentine's day?

Let's let Leslie Knope answer:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZgAOcNNMPKI

Amy Poehler played Leslie Knope on the comedy series "Parks and Recreation," which is where the holiday comes from. But since that episode aired in 2011, it's been adopted by ladies everywhere.

You can find gift guides, do-it-yourself instructions for the perfect Galentine's day brunch and even locations hosting Galentine's day events.

So, we wanted to take a moment to celebrate friendship between the ladies. We asked some KPCC gal pals to send in their Galentine's day messages.

Here's what they had to say:

"You gorgeous domestic Queen of feral felines,

You colorful culinary princess of vegetarian cuisine,

You adorable culturally confusing house broken puppy,

You intoxicating positive exotic peacock."

-Mimi Morales, Hollywood

"Happy Galentine's Day to my ladies full of multitudes. You encourage me to be my most authentic self, even if sometimes that means pouring gin into my beet juice or taking ballet class one day and learning knife skills the next. 

Thank you for living your lives so true to yourselves that it makes me want to do the same. I don't know what I'd do without you and I am grateful for you all.”

-Myra Hassaram, Los Angeles

“Happy Galentine's Day—best day of the year! You all inspire me daily and I love seeing the force you bring into the world. You  are my best cheerleaders and it heartens me to see ladies celebrating ladies.”

 -Liz Singleton, Los Feliz

"To my dear lady friends on Galentines' Day,

You are fierce, brave, brilliant, and beautiful. You tackle the working world with gusto and make time to support your family and friends. I still remember every inside joke, all the high fives, and the way you squeezed my hand after that horrible breakup. Though some of you are very far away, I toast to you this Galentine's, because you deserve all the waffles and frittatas your hearts desire."

-Libby Denkmann, Pasadena

To hear the Galentine's day wishes, click the blue play button above.