Galentine’s Day Event 

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Story and photos by Samantha Hall

Galentine’s Day is the day before Valentine’s Day, where you celebrate your friends, pals, and family with love.

Janay Johnson hosted The Galentine’s Day Event on Monday, February 12th at 6:00 pm in Kulhavi Hall room 141 to celebrate Valentine’s Day.  

The event was less about romantic love and more about love for friends and family. Attendees were given colored paper and drawing utensils to make cards for themselves, friends, family, or a significant other. Decorated plastic bags, candy, and small animal plushies were provided to make fun goodie bags as well.  

Faith in Feminity at CMU hosted another Galentine’s Day Event on Tuesday, February 13th at 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the Dow Science Complex room 108, also posted on the Engage Central website.  

The attendees of the event decorated sugar cookies and made Valentine’s Day cards together. It was a wonderful time for everyone as they talked and laughed with each other while making cards for their friends and significant others.  

“Even if you’re not part of a relationship, it’s important to love yourself and embrace yourself. That’s what Galentine’s Day is all about,” says Johnson.  

The get-together was a great opportunity to spend time with friends and make crafts, all while watching a movie.  

“The vibes and atmosphere of the event are great. We’re watching {The Little Mermaid} and girls watch this often and it’s a great feeling,” says Samayia Boyd who commented on the fun she and her friends were having while watching The Little Mermaid (2023). 

Attendees were asked what their favorite thing about Valentine’s Day is, and most said they enjoy making gifts, eating candy, and doing nice things for friends and family.  

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Deepak Gente, a participant in the event, noted that he likes the chocolate that comes with celebrating Valentine’s Day, and he enjoyed making goodie bags for his friends as well.  

When asked where they heard about the event, most said through social media such as Instagram, Outlook, or from a friend. Galentine’s Day was also posted on Engage Central by Women’s Initiative of Strength and Hope.  

This Valentine’s Day, make something nice for a friend or take your partner out for a date night. You could buy flowers for your parents or do something nice for yourself. Whatever you do, remember to do it with love.