National Sweetest Day

Category: Food
National Sweetest Day in USA in 2024
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About National Sweetest Day

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Dates of National Sweetest Day
2025 USA Saturday, October 18thNational Sweetest Day
2024 USA Saturday, October 19thNational Sweetest Day
2023 USA Saturday, October 21stNational Sweetest Day
2022 USA Saturday, October 15thNational Sweetest Day
2021 USA Saturday, October 16thNational Sweetest Day
Summary
Be sweet on Sweetest Day and hand out out candy to honor this nearly 100 year old holiday.

A lot of people assume Sweetest Day, the third Saturday in October, was created by greeting card companies.

But Hallmark said it was invented by Herbert Birch Kingston, an employee at a Cleveland candy company around 1922.

He gave candy and small gifts to orphans and shut-ins to show them that they were not forgotten, Hallmark spokesman Rachel Bolton said.

The companies distributed over 20,000 boxes of candy to orphans, old folks, and the poor, according to Hallmark.

In the 1930s, Hallmark said movie stars got in on the celebration, with stars giving out thousands of pieces of candy to newsboys, theatergoers, and hospital patients.

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