August 1 is Girlfriend’s Day. It is unclear whether the unknown creators of this holiday wanted it to be a day for people to honor their female friends or for them to celebrate their female romantic partners.
Either way, take this day to tell the special women in your life that they mean a lot to you, and that you love, honor, and respect them.
The term girlfriend first came into use in 1863 as a way to describe a woman's female friend in youth. It was not until the 1920s when the word started being used as a way to describe a person's female romantic partner.
How to Celebrate?
While we think that every day of the year should be your girlfriend's day, Girlfriend's Day is a good excuse to do something extra special for that extraordinary woman in your life. Here are some ways you can celebrate this day:
Do something special for your partner to show them how much you care and love them. Maybe surprise your partner with a gift and dinner? Or take them out to see their favorite band perform or arrange for a romantic lunch picnic in the park.
Don’t have a partner? Why not celebrate your girlfriends with a girls night out or a girls only party.
Watch Girlfriends, an American sitcom that follows the lives of four friends.
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Did You Know…
…that in the fashion world, girlfriend style refers to a type of clothing for men that is borrowed from women's clothing?