Sweetest Day is celebrated every year on October 15 not only by lovers of sweets, but also by everyone who appreciates and understands the need for a kind and sweet attitude towards each other in society. On the occasion of the holiday, you can reject excessive severity and severity, become kinder and more gentle to the people around you. And, of course, you need to give relatives, friends and strangers, colleagues and yourself a box of chocolates or other favorite sweets.
The origin of Sweetest Day is due to the fact that in 1922, 12 Cleveland confectionery companies decided to unite in order to create a holiday for the inhabitants of the city. They handed out boxes of chocolates right on the streets of Cleveland, and in total they handed out over 20 boxes. The report on the event stated that it had charitable purposes, because sweets were handed out primarily to newspaper boys, orphans, the elderly and the poor.
The idea of handing out candy quickly caught on among the first stars of the film with sound. Theda Bara, who was known to audiences as a vamp, handed out sweet treats to audiences who came to see her plays and films. In addition, celebrities gave candy to patients in hospitals. The popular holiday was soon celebrated in Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, and later in many other American states.
Sweetest Day is perceived as an autumn analogue of Valentine’s Day, because lovers on this day also exchange pleasant gifts. However, do not forget that the holiday also has charitable purposes. Especially in need of sweets are those who cannot afford them because of a poor financial situation.
On the day of the holiday, let’s remember such fun facts related to sweets:
- In the 16th century, candies were sold in pharmacies as a medicine, and it was believed that they could cure diseases;
- the homeland of marmalade is strange Asia, and it came to Europe only during the time of the Crusades;
- the MasterFood company made the largest box in the world, designed for 800 kg of sweets, and it was 2,5 meters long and 1,5 meters wide;
- The largest candy is the Hagi-Boy bear: height 1,68 meters, weight 632 kilograms, and Hagi-Boy was prepared for more than two weeks.
How to celebrate
It is advisable to prepare for this holiday in advance: buy the necessary amount of sweets for yourself, friends and family. Sweets are not only pleasant to eat yourself, but also to share them with others, so you can distribute some of the treats to those who need them most. You can also try making sweet desserts yourself at home to treat your neighbors or colleagues at work later.
When is Sweetest Day celebrated in 2022?
Sweetest Day is observed on the third Saturday of October each year.