How Galentine’s Day became serious business | Irish Examiner feature

By Deirdre Reynolds

Galentine’s Day started as a sitcom gag nine years ago but is now serious business. Happy Galentine’s Day, ladies!

Or to put it more simply: Give me some chocolate and nobody gets hurt.

Today marks the ninth annual international day of celebration of female friendship.

For those of us not exactly bracing for a tsunami of cards and gifts tomorrow, however, it’s fast becoming an international day of consolation too.

Observed each February 13, the unofficial holiday first started out as a gag on hit US TV show […]