Alex (xalleycat17x) wrote,

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Sweetest Day

so i was looking through my planner from school and it said that this saturday was a holiday called "Sweetest Day" ...

i didnt even know that it was a holiday? so anyways, i had heard of it but didnt even know what it was. so i looked it up.
maybe you can celebrate?

-Is always the third Saturday in October.

-it is a much more important holiday in some regions than in others (Detroit, Cleveland and Buffalo being the biggest Sweetest Day cities).

How It Started:

Over 60 years ago, a Cleveland man, believing that the city's orphans and shut-ins too often felt forgotten and neglected, conceived the idea of showing them that they were remembered.

He did this through the distribution of small gifts. With the help of his friends and neighbors, he distributed small remembrances on a Saturday in October.

During the years that followed, other Clevelanders began to participate in the celebration, which came to be called "Sweetest Day".

In time, the Sweetest Day idea of spreading cheer to the underprivileged was broadened to include everyone, and became an occasion for remembering others with a kind act or a small remembrance. And soon the idea spread to other cities all over the country.

What Is It?

-a day to make someone happy.
-an opportunity to remember not only the sick, aged, and orphaned, but also friends, relatives and associates whose helpfulness and kindness we have enjoyed.

-it is not based on any single group's religious sentiment or on a family relationship.

"Because for many people remembering takes the form of gift-giving, Sweetest Day offers us the opportunity to show others that we care, in a tangible way."

so anyways, i dont even know if that information intrested anyone.
but either way, i thought it was a really weird holiday that i havent heard of anyone actually celebrating.
i think i should celebrate this year and confuse everyone.
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