The Sweetest Day is a decades old tradition that originated in the Midwest and Northeastern States. Today, it is celebrated almost everywhere in the United States and it grows in popularity every year. If you want to be Bunchful by surprising somebody special, then you’ll want to know all about this holiday and the type of gifts that are exchanged.
Valentine’s Day is celebrated around the world as the day to share a romantic gesture with someone you love, or even someone who you’re hoping to get to know better. While Valentine’s Day is clearly the most popular gift giving holiday of its kind, it’s not the only day of the year that focuses on love, affection, and romance.
The Sweetest Day Was Once Quite Literally So…
The very first Sweetest Day was observed on October 10th, 1921. Originating in Cleveland, the day was the brainchild of a team of 12 confectioners who wanted to create an observance that would not only create a time for giving, but also boost their candy sales.
While it unquestionably started as a commercial endeavor, it has diverged massively from its roots during the last century. It is observed on the third Saturday of October each year, with 2018’s Sweetest Day falling on October 20.
Who Can You Give Gifts to on the Sweetest Day?
Although originally a gift giving day that was similar to Valentine’s Day, the Sweetest Day has become a day to celebrate both friendships and romantic relationships. Lovers exchange small gifts, while families also exchange gifts between members. In some parts of the United States, grandparents are particularly fond of giving the gift of happiness to their grandchildren and other relatives.
The Most Popular Gifts
Candies and other confectionaries are still the most popular gifts given on the Sweetest Day, particularly when giving gifts to children.
For couples, sweets and chocolates are popular, however, you can get more creative with a special dinner and a delectable dessert, or even an ice cream date. As with many of the observed gift giving holidays throughout the year, there are no real rules. What matters is that you choose a heartfelt gift that will truly bring happiness and joy on a special day.
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