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Across the country, on the third Saturday of each October, Sweetest Day is celebrated by people of all ages.
 
This holiday has been described as “an occasion which offers all of us an opportunity to remember the sick, aged and orphaned, but also friends, relatives and associates whose helpfulness and kindness we have enjoyed”.
 
To celebrate Sweetest Day people give small presents, to show others that they are thought of, cared about and loved.  These gifts may include things such as greeting cards, candy, flowers and etc.
 
NATIONAL SWEETEST DAY HISTORY
 

Sweetest Day, an “unofficial” national holiday,  was created in Cleveland, Ohio, by candy-maker and philanthropist, Herbert Birch Kingston.   The very first Sweetest Day, which was originally called “Sweetest Day of the Year”, was pronounced as October 8, 1921.   Kingston created this day to give something or to do something nice to those less fortunate than oneself.  A “Sweetest Day of the Year” committee was formed.  Kingston and the committee distributed over 20,000 boxes of candy and small gifts to “newsboys, orphans, old folks, and the poor” in Cleveland, Ohio.  

Read more of this story at http://nationaldaycalendar.com/2014/10/17/october-18-2014-national-sweetest-day-national-chocolate-cupcake-day/

Happy Sweetest Day!  was originally published on wzakcleveland.com

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