Parks and Recreation stars Amy Poehler (Leslie Knope), Rashida Jones (Ann Perkins), Aubrey Plaza (April Ludgate), and Kathryn Han (Jennifer Barkley) reunited as a group of ladies celebrating ladies on Feb. 13. As any fan of the NBC series can tell you, the day before Valentine’s Day (a.k.a. Galentine’s Day) is like “Lilith Fair minus the angst plus frittatas.”
“Galentine’s Day! Forever and ever,” Jones wrote on Instagram with the reunion selfie.
“happy happy galentine’s day. these women keep me alive,” Plaza added.
What is Galentine’s Day, you ask? Let Poehler’s Leslie Knope explain it to you.
“What’s wrong with setting aside one day a year to think about a group of people you love?” Parks and Recreation producer and writer Mike Schur wrote in a 2015 post on Poehler’s Smart Girls site.
Schur has been credited with creating the idea for Galentine’s Day. As he explained, “‘Galentine’s Day’ was conceived of as a way to show that Leslie cared as much about Ann, and her many other girlfriends, as she did about her romantic partnerships. So every February 13, she took them out to brunch, gave them personalized presents, celebrated their successes, and generally made a fuss about how wonderful they are.”