Sweetest Day

@worldwise1 (14890)
United States
October 18, 2007 1:54pm CST
There is a tradition that is celebrated in my part of the U.S. called Sweetest Day. It is to be observed this Saturday. I never knew of this holiday until I moved back to the midwest. We did not celebrate it in the south where I grew up. Do you celebrate Sweetest Day in your area? To me it is just like Valentine's Day where you gift your sweetheart with a card and flowers or candy. I have heard it said that this is just a holiday created by the greeting card industry. What do you think?
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@theprogamer (10543)
• United States
20 Oct 07
Well Worldwise it started out in Cleveland as chocolate donations to old folks, orphans and the poor. But yes you do have a point, it was made into a sort of hallmark holiday but it didn't spread. I don't really recognize it as such, but a couple of exes tried pulling it on me (surprise surprise -_-). Anyways, the only thing I did for this year was just visit Grandma and spent some time with her.
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@worldwise1 (14890)
• United States
21 Oct 07
I did some more research on the subject myself, progamer, and maybe that is why it is so big in my area-I'm not too far from Cleveland. The vendors of products associated with the holiday really do a booming business here.
@3lilangels (4639)
• United States
19 Oct 07
well yes i have heard of this holiday and i bascially dont give anything for it because to me every day is sweetest day for by just having the love from my family and friends is a gift everday to me.happy sweetest day to you.pattie
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@worldwise1 (14890)
• United States
21 Oct 07
I guess it is the thought that counts, 3lilangels. It's a big deal to some people, but not so with others. Anyway, Happy Sweetest Day to you too.
@DFrodeo06 (1325)
• United States
18 Oct 07
i never really heard of it untill i worked at things remembered i really don' think anybody i know celbrates it and if they do they don't tell me
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@worldwise1 (14890)
• United States
18 Oct 07
DFrodeo, I would assume that it is a holiday that is only celebrated regionally since many people have never heard of it. It is very big in my area though.