Does Valentine’s day sometimes feel like an over-commercialized, forced attempt to celebrate a holiday for lovers?
The tradition started simply because Chaucer, in The Canterbury Tales, decreed the February feast of St. Valentinus to the mating of birds (because English birds paired off to produce eggs in February). This led to nature-minded European nobility sending love notes during bird-mating season and eventually lovers everywhere began celebrating love on Feb. 14. Industrialization has increased expectations with mass-produced cards, gifts, flowers, and chocolates. Nonetheless, the idea of celebrating Valentine’s Day has become second-nature as we shower the ones we love with declarations of love and that’s certainly not a bad thing.
But today on February 13th, we celebrate a newer (and more fun) tradition called Galentine’s Day!
Galentines Day is a celebration of female friendship. February 13th is the day women across the world celebrate female friendship! Women, both single and in relationships, use the …