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Sweetest Day - A Newer Holiday to Celebrate

Updated on January 4, 2015

A heart shaped flower I found. If you look you can find hearts like this in nature, I think its so cool.

A pretty heart shaped flower for Sweetest day.
A pretty heart shaped flower for Sweetest day. | Source
Bordeaux chocolates from See's Candy, one of our family's favorite chocolates ever.
Bordeaux chocolates from See's Candy, one of our family's favorite chocolates ever. | Source

Sweetest Day, a fun idea and holiday

What exactly is Sweetest Day, you ask? I was recently in a greeting card store, and saw a whole section featuring cards for Sweetest Day, to be celebrated on October 17th, this year. I wondered, what is sweetest day, and recalled hearing of it before, and wanted to look into it.

I found out that Sweetest Day is observed on the third Saturday in October every year, and mainly in the Northeastern United States. This may be changing throughout the years as its popularity grows.

Originally, it was a day intended to spread love and cheer to the less fortunate. Candies and sweets were a big part of this. I think that is a great idea, to spread love and cheer to the poor and needy in any community. It is now more common to spread the love and cheer to the love in your life. It is much more than that to many though, as it is a day to spread kindness to those in your life that you are thankful for.

It is not as popular as Valentine's Day is, naturally, but I am curious to watch where this holiday grows and spreads over time. It is not new, and one of the first mentioning of the day was back in 1921 in Cleveland Ohio. Evidently, 12 confectioners, along with candy maker C.C. Hartzell, planned a day on October 8. A committee distributed over 20,000 boxes of candy to orphans, the poor and many elderly people, etc.

I think it's a neat idea, and I love the whole spreading of kindness and love and cheer to the less fortunate. Despite its criticisms of being a "Hallmark Holiday" or encouraged by top candy makers in the country, I think the idea is still a great one. The cards I saw were really cute, as well. Why not spread a little love and cheer on this day, or just any other day? We all need a little more of that in our life, don't we? Happy Sweetest Day to you and yours :)

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Heart Shapes flower petals
Heart Shapes flower petals | Source

Cleveland Ohio, Where Sweetest Day Originated

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As the story goes, this is where Sweetest Day originated, in Cleveland Ohio, USA.

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    • oceansnsunsets profile imageAUTHOR

      Paula 

      7 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      Thank you for the visit and comment Homesteadbound. :)

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      Cindy Murdoch 

      7 years ago from Texas

      Never heard of Sweetest day until I read a hub right before yours. I agree with something you said, I think it should be something we consider more often than once a year.

    • oceansnsunsets profile imageAUTHOR

      Paula 

      7 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      Thank you Phoenix. I had been learning about Sweetest day, and wanted to share it with others.

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      PhoenixV 

      7 years ago from USA

      Great hub idea!

    • oceansnsunsets profile imageAUTHOR

      Paula 

      9 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      Thank you Anna, I thought it was cool too :) Thanks for stopping bye

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      awcase 

      9 years ago

      that is so sweet i never heard of sweetest day. giving to the poor and needy now that rocks they need it the most in this life. thanks for sharing this wonderful hub ocean you so rock.

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