Celebrate the Women In Your Life

It’s been a decade since Galentines Day was first celebrated during an episode of the popular TV comedy series Parks and Recreation. Maybe you’re wondering, what is Galentine’s Day? It’s the combination of the words Gal and Valentine, and a day to celebrate female friendships. Galentine’s Day takes place on the 13th of February and has become welcome alternative to Valentine’s Day which takes place the following day. 

Although Valentine’s Day has ancient roots and can be traced back to the Roman Empire, the meaning has changed significantly over centuries and the holiday is sometimes controversial. Many people argue it is just a commercial event that places unnecessary pressure on relationships, and as an author, Rachel Gibson says: “It’s the one day each year when being single is a sin.”  

It’s no surprise that Galentine’s Day has gained widespread recognition as a legitimate holiday. More and more people opt to celebrate it each year and the day was officially added to the Merriam-Webster dictionary in 2022.  

Unlike Valentine’s Day, there is no right or wrong way to spend Galentine’s Day, it can be any activity or time spent with your female friend, sister, aunt, mother or daughter. It’s all about celebrating the women in your life and empowering one another.  

Galentine’s Day Activities

If you’re searching for Galentine’s Day activities, then look no further! Here is a list of inspiring, creative and fun short courses taking place during the month of February.  

Floristry in a Day  

Learn traditional flower arranging techniques at our iconic Ola Cohn Centre and take home three of your own beautiful arrangements.  

Introduction to Basic Bread Making  

There’s nothing Quite like home baked bread, fresh out of the oven! Learn the art of bread-making in this one day course with professional chef Simone Mancin.  

Women in Business: Strategies for Success  

What better way to slay? International speaker and author Julie-Anne Black shares her extensive knowledge on business and how to tap into your feminine power to achieve success.  

Oil Painting: For Beginners  

Oil painting is an expressive art-form and the preferred medium for many professional artists – learn the techniques needed to improve your skills and start producing your own art.  

Sketching in the Royal Botanic Gardens  

Sit and enjoy Melbourne’s stunning Botanical Gardens while learning the basic skills needed to make descriptive drawings of the landscape. 

How to Build a Traditional Wood Fired Oven 

Start planning your next home improvement and learn how to design, plan, build and operate a classic wood-fired oven using standard house bricks, mud bricks or clay.  

Good Mood Food  

Discover the science behind how food effects our overall psychological wellbeing, this three part course will demystify nutrition and provide strategies for a healthier life.