What is Sweetest Day?
There is a sweet holiday coming up this week! This holiday has grown in popularity the last few years...but there are still many people who don't know what it is or who started it (including me! That is until I researched for this blog post).
Sweetest Day is always celebrated on the third Saturday in October. That means in 2020 it's October 17th!
Keep reading to find out what this holiday is about, how it got started, and how you can celebrate!
What I found when looking up this history of this holiday; it that Sweetest Day was established around 1922 by Herbert Birch Kingston, a Cleveland, Ohio, candy company employee who wanted to bring happiness to the lives of those who often were forgotten.
Kingston and friends distributed candy and small gifts to orphans and homebound people to show them that someone remembered them and cared.
In the early 1930s, some film stars got in the holiday spirit. Ann Pennington distributed candy to 2,200 Cleveland newspaper boys, and Theda Bara gave candy to theater-goers and patients in Cleveland hospitals.
This holiday has grown in popularity and now has spread across the United States and the globe.
Now it is mostly celebrated with your significant other, romantic and appreciative gestures of flowers, flowers, candy, and cards are most often given.
Do you have someone in your life that you want to celebrate this Sweetest Day?
Maybe you want to thank your significant other, with a beautiful flower arrangement or some delicious sweets, for always being there for you?
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