Every year thousands of people across the world come together with their loved ones to celebrate Valentine’s Day.
“Every February 13th, 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"
For centuries, February 14th has seen couples send cards to their Valentine, shower them with flowers and even whisk their partners away to romantic places.
But this year, with the rise of Galentine’s Day, it seems that an increasing number of us are celebrating the love that we have for our gal pals, best friends and female members of our family.
The special day, which takes place a day before Valentine’s Day on February 13th, is a day dedicated to celebrating our female companions.
The concept was first coined on the US sitcom, Parks and Recreation, in 2010.
Amy Poehler who plays Leslie Knope in the series explains: “Oh, it's only the best day of the year.
“Every February 13th, 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.”
And seven years after using the phrase - which was used as a bit of a joke - it has now become an annual celebration with women everywhere coming together to take some well deserved time to appreciate each other.
According to Pinterest, there has been an increase of 1780% in people saving Galentine’s Day ideas since this time last year, and there has also been a 350% rise in the number of people saving Galentine’s Day party ideas.
So why not show all the women in your life how much they mean to you this Galentine's Day? To help you out, we've put together some ideas which they'll love.
1. Galentine's Day card
Share the love around this February 13th by sending some cards.
2. Donut go breaking my heart
3. Red velvet pancakes
Invite the girls round and whip up this pretty pudding.
4. Host an afternoon tea
5. Love is in the air
Make your own Galentine's Day balloons to show them just how much they mean.