NATIONAL SWEETEST DAY :)

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Real Estate Agent with REMAX Realty Group Lic. # SL3154233

According to the National Day Calendar site today is:

NATIONAL SWEETEST DAY

National Sweetest Day is observed on the third Saturday in October by people of all ages.

Just in time for its 100th Anniversary, National Sweetest Day encourages everyone to be generous even in the smallest ways.  From its inception as Candy Day in 1916, this day reminds us that even small tokens improve the lives of those around us. While the observance started with candy and sweets given to our sweethearts and friends, the day is full of lessons in persistence, resilience, and doing small things greatly.  

On National Sweetest Day, take care of all those who need extra attention. Even those who need significant care, when given the smallest token, will feel the effects.  A little treat, a card, a show of support during a time of need may be the sweetest gift on this day.

NATIONAL SWEETEST DAY HISTORY

National Sweetest Day found its beginnings in a holiday founded by the National Confectioners’ Association in 1916 called Candy Day.  On October 14, 1916, candy shops around the country filled newspapers announcing their sweetest treats and delights.  Originally designated to be celebrated the second Saturday of every October, the confectioners’ convention in Detroit in May of 1916 made the final resolution. Walter C. Hughes, the secretary of the National Confectioners’ Association, encouraged Americans to patronizes their local candy shops, bakers, and druggist for the highest quality confections.

Candy Day

Early advertisements found in Indiana, Minnesota, and Texas newspapers mention the “Sweetest Day of the Year” in reference to Candy Day.  However, it was not the official name of the day – not yet.

By 1917 war raging in Europe, and many retailers encouraged patrons to “Get one for yourself and one for the boys overseas!”

Then in April of 1918, the United States officially entered the war in Europe, and with that came rationing.  Sugar, as well as many other commodities, became scarce.  Sponsors shelved the holiday just as it was starting to see such success.

Sweetest Day of the Year Returns

With the end of the war in 1919, sweetness returned to October.  So sweet, in fact, Candy Day became an entire week.  Then in 1923, the day kicked into the full charitable swing.

Sweetest Day’s theme of charity and giving became apparent in 1921. At the time, four Michigan confectioners united with the Red Cross. Those confectioners included the Detroit Retail Confectioners, Detroit Wholesale Confections Club, Detroit Jobbing Confectioners Association, and the Michigan Confectioners Club. Together, they distributed thousands of bags of candy to hospitals, orphanages, shelters, and homes across Michigan. The celebration also included 100 regulation army target balloons, which dropped coupons worth a box of candy.

In 1929, Sweetest Day settled into its current home, the third Saturday in October.

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Abby Stiller 

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Abby,

Thank you for this "Sweet" announcement.  I am sure many will rejoice at the thought.  Neither one of us has a sweet tooth...except for 85% dark chocolate...Enjoy!  A

Oct 19, 2019 10:09 AM #1
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Hello Abby - while I don't indulge in candy much if at all these days, I enjoyed learning the history of National Sweetest Day.  The theme behind the day should/could be practiced everyday.  

Oct 19, 2019 10:17 AM #2
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Sheila Anderson
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Good afternoon Abby. I never heard of this before. It is a lovely thing based on your post.

Oct 19, 2019 10:33 AM #3
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Will Hamm
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Great shout out for  today, I would of forgot all about it if you do not  let us know.

 

Oct 19, 2019 02:47 PM #4
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Abby Stiller
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Hi Michael Jacobs Yes we should spread kidness every day

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Abby,

Thank you for sharing about Sweetest Day, the third Sat. of Oct.

Oct 19, 2019 09:18 PM #6
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Brian England
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Hmm, I have never heard of that before.  I will stay away from the candy, but I will try to be sweet to everyone that I come in contact with.

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Oh, this would be a day I could appreciate but, missed it! I LOVE sweets and if it were possible to live a healthy live, only consuming sweets, I'd do it!

Hope you have a great week ahead, Abby!

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