Sweetest Day is a holiday celebrated every year on the third of October, primarily only in the Mid-West. Many people refer to Sweetest Day as a “Hallmark Holiday”, meaning that it is a made-up holiday, in order for candles, cards and flowers.
“Life is always better with chocolates”
Sweets are symbolic of happiness and cheer in life. Sweetest Day came to be celebrated since 1922 in Cleveland in the US, as a way to bring happiness and cheer into the lives of orphans, underprivileged and the forgotten members of the society in the form of confectionaries. The idea of Sweetest Day was conceived by Herbert Birch Kingston a philanthropist and candy company employee during the Great Depression and is celebrated on the 3rd Saturday in the month of October.
|October 17, 2015||Sweetest Day||Saturday|
|October 15, 2016||Sweetest Day||Saturday|
|October 21, 2017||Sweetest Day||Saturday|
|October 20, 2018||Sweetest Day||Saturday|
|October 19, 2019||Sweetest Day||Saturday|
|October 17, 2020||Sweetest Day||Saturday|
|October 16, 2021||Sweetest Day||Saturday|
|October 15, 2022||Sweetest Day||Saturday|
|October 21, 2023||Sweetest Day||Saturday|
|October 19, 2024||Sweetest Day||Saturday|
|October 18, 2025||Sweetest Day||Saturday|
Sweetest Day was primarily observed in the Great Lakes region and the Northeast parts of US. However over a period of time the celebration has spread its wings to the other areas of the country. On 8th October, 1922 the first Sweetest Day was observed and movie star Ann Pennington presented 2,200 Cleveland newspaper boys with boxes of candy. Theda Bera, another popular movie star distributed 10,000 boxes of candy to the people in Cleveland hospitals. People all over Cleveland followed suit in this gesture of showing care and instilling a sense of wellbeing in those who had taken a fall during the hard times of the Great Depression.
Evolvement of Sweetest Day
Sweetest Day symbolism of bringing sweetness into the lives of the underprivileged has evolved over the period of years. Today Sweetest Day also includes expression of romantic love and appreciation to friends.
Sweetest Day is based principles of humanity, love and faith. The day is significant because it is full of empathy with a promise of a brighter future.