Sweetest Day in Great Lakes region
Sweetest Day in Great Lakes region is held on October 21. It is celebrated on the third Saturday in October. This event in the third decade of the month October is annual. Help us
Sweetest Day is an original American holiday not based on any group's religious tradition. It's simply a reminder that a thoughtful word, deed or small gift enriches the life of the recipient as well as the person giving it.
Sweetest Day never gained as much ground nationally as it did in the Great Lakes region. It began in Cleveland in 1922 when a man named Herbert Birch Kingston decided to bring a little happiness into the lives of orphans, shut-ins and others who were often forgotten. With the help of friends, he distributed candy and small gifts to Cleveland's underprivileged.
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