The Parks and Recreation ladies reunite for Galentine's Day

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Galentine's Day was made famous by the ladies from Parks and Recreation. Photo credit: NBC

If, like Leslie Knope, your favourite day of the year is 'Galentine's Day', you're in for an absolute treat. 

The ladies of Parks and Recreation reunited to celebrate together on Tuesday (local time), posting pictures on social media of the meet-up. 

Aubrey Plaza, who played April Ludgate on the hit show, posted a selfie of herself, along with former co-stars Amy Pohler, Rashida Jones, and Kathryn Han, on Instagram. 

"Happy happy Galentine's day. These women keep me alive," she captioned the image. 

Jones, who portrayed Leslie's best friend, Ann Perkins, also shared the photo and added the caption: "Galentine's Day! Forever and ever." 

Galentine's Day was introduced by Poehler's character, Leslie Knope, during season two of the show. In an iconic scene, she says: "Every February 13, 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. It's like Lilith Fair, minus the angst. Plus frittatas." 

Galanetine's Day is now celebrated by ladies worldwide. 

When the show wrapped in February 2015, producer and writer Mike Schur took the opportunity to explain what Galentine's Day was on Pohler's Smart Girls website.         

"What's wrong with setting aside one day a year to think about a person you love?

"If you can chip off the layers of irritating cultural and financial strain that have been lacquered on Valentine's Day in America, what you find, at its core, is a simple request that we all pause for one day, look our husbands and wives and boyfriends and girlfriends in their collective eyes, and tell them they're swell. 

"That simple truth is what led Leslie Knope to invent Galentine's Day. " 





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