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When is Sweetest Day in 2024?

Sweetest Day in 2024 is on the Saturday, 19th of Oct (10/19/2024).

Sweetest Day is on the 293th day of 2024. There are 73 days left in the year.

Sweetest Day Facts

  • Date: Oct 19, 2024
  • Regional
  • Also Called: Candy Day, Hallmark Holiday
  • Celebrations: Presenting gifts, candy, greeting cards etc. to loved ones.
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Sweetest Day is an unofficial, unreligious, fun holiday that falls on the 3 rd Saturday of October every year.

What is Sweetest Day?

This is a day where sweets and gifts are exchanged to show that you care and love the person. Unlike Valentine’s day, this day is not confined to a couple in love. Sweetest Day was first celebrated on October 10, 1921 in Cleveland, Ohio.

How did Sweetest Day originate?

The exact origins for Sweetest Day is not known. However, there are many theories to address this. One of the most popular theories is that, a group of 12 candy manufacturers came together in 1921 and donated 20000 boxes of candies and chocolates to the underprivileged in Ohio. This was led by C.C Hartzell and was widely supported by the film stars like Ann Pennington and Theda Bara. This has been supported by records found in Plain Dealer. Another theory is attributed to the day Herbert Birch Kingston and his friends decided to spread happiness by donating candy and little gifts to the orphans and the destitute in Ohio. Yet another theory that is widely believed is that is just another holiday created by the greeting card companies like Hallmark and American Greetings and confectioners, in order to promote and sell cards and candy. However, there is evidence that debunks this theory.

Where is Sweetest Day celebrated?

Sweetest Day is a holiday that is specific to USA. It is celebrated in parts of mid-western and north- eastern USA as a day that is dedicated to all those who are dear to us and bring joy into our lives. The states where Sweetest Day is celebrated are Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin, West Virginia, some parts of New York and Pennsylvania.

How to celebrate Sweetest Day?

In keeping with the spirit of Sweetest Day, brighten your dearest ones’ day with sweet acts of kindness and express your love for them. Express your gratitude to those whom you owe a lot to. With the fast-paced life that we lead, little things like this are often missed out. Share gifts like flowers chocolates, candies and other sweets with them. Getaway with them to their cherished destinations. You could spend time with them making treats and crafts from scratch and spend some time reaching about the origins of your favourite sweet. Your time, attention, kindness and prayers would be valuable to orphans, the sick, the destitute, the forgotten and could make a world of difference to their state of mind. Make time to visit them, distribute candies and sweets among them or you could volunteer to raise money for them. The pleasure you could get by your sweet gestures would be priceless. Give into indulgence and treat yourself with your favourite sweet.

Is Sweetest Day a bank holiday?

Sweetest Day is not a recognized government holiday. Therefore, it is business as usual for banks and government offices.

Fun Facts

- Sweetest Day was initially known as ‘Candy Day’

- Sweetest Day is often referred to as ‘Hallmark Holiday’

- Hallmark started cashing on the popularity of Sweetest Day profits only around the 1960s, almost 50 years after Sweetest Day came into existence.

- Sweetest Day was founded at a time when Halloween based ‘Trick or Treating’ idea has not caught on.

- It is believed that the Confectioners Association chose October as a way to boost sales of candies and confectioneries before the festive season in December. They tried to mask the intent by attributing Sweetest Day to the spirit of kindness and a day to acknowledge love for the near and dear ones.

- Sweetest Day sales is the highest in Ohio.

Sweetest Day Observances

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  • Oct 15, 2022
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  • Oct 19, 2024

List of National and Regional Public Holidays of United States in 2024

MondayMonJan 01, 2024Jan 01New Year's Day
MondayMonJan 15, 2024Jan 15M L King Day
MondayMonFeb 19, 2024Feb 19Presidents' Day
FridayFriMar 29, 2024Mar 29Good Friday
SundaySunMar 31, 2024Mar 31Easter Sunday
MondayMonMay 27, 2024May 27Memorial Day
WednesdayWedJun 19, 2024Jun 19Juneteenth
ThursdayThuJul 04, 2024Jul 04Independence Day
MondayMonSep 02, 2024Sep 02Labor Day
MondayMonOct 14, 2024Oct 14Columbus Day
MondayMonNov 11, 2024Nov 11Veterans Day
ThursdayThuNov 28, 2024Nov 28Thanksgiving Day
WednesdayWedDec 25, 2024Dec 25Christmas

List of Popular Celebration Days of United States in 2024

FridayFriJan 12, 2024Jan 12National Pharmacists Day
FridayFriJan 19, 2024Jan 19National Popcorn Day
FridayFriFeb 02, 2024Feb 02Groundhog Day
FridayFriFeb 02, 2024Feb 02National Wear Red Day
WednesdayWedFeb 07, 2024Feb 07National Signing Day
FridayFriFeb 09, 2024Feb 09National Pizza Day
TuesdayTueFeb 13, 2024Feb 13Galentine's Day
TuesdayTueFeb 13, 2024Feb 13National Pancake Day
WednesdayWedFeb 14, 2024Feb 14Valentine's Day
ThursdayThuFeb 15, 2024Feb 15National Bagel Day
SundaySunFeb 18, 2024Feb 18National Drink Wine Day
ThursdayThuFeb 22, 2024Feb 22National Margarita Day
ThursdayThuFeb 29, 2024Feb 29Leap Day
FridayFriMar 01, 2024Mar 01National Employee Appreciation Day
ThursdayThuMar 07, 2024Mar 07National Cereal Day
SundaySunMar 10, 2024Mar 10Daylight savings
MondayMonMar 11, 2024Mar 11National Napping Day
ThursdayThuMar 14, 2024Mar 14National Walkout Day
ThursdayThuMar 14, 2024Mar 14National Pi Day
WednesdayWedMar 20, 2024Mar 20National Proposal Day
SaturdaySatMar 23, 2024Mar 23National Puppy Day
SaturdaySatMar 30, 2024Mar 30National Doctor Day
WednesdayWedApr 03, 2024Apr 03National Walking Day
ThursdayThuApr 04, 2024Apr 04National Burrito Day
SundaySunApr 07, 2024Apr 07National Beer Day
ThursdayThuApr 11, 2024Apr 11National Pet Day
FridayFriApr 12, 2024Apr 12National Grilled Cheese Day
ThursdayThuMay 02, 2024May 02National Day Of Prayer
SundaySunMay 12, 2024May 12Mother's Day
SaturdaySatMay 25, 2024May 25National Towel Day
SaturdaySatMay 25, 2024May 25National Wine Day
FridayFriJun 07, 2024Jun 07National Donut Day
SaturdaySatJun 08, 2024Jun 08National Best Friends Day
SundaySunJun 16, 2024Jun 16Father's Day
FridayFriJun 21, 2024Jun 21National Selfie Day
SaturdaySatJun 22, 2024Jun 22National Kissing Day
SaturdaySatJul 13, 2024Jul 13National French Fry Day
SundaySunJul 14, 2024Jul 14National Nude Day
WednesdayWedJul 17, 2024Jul 17National Hot Dog Day
SundaySunJul 21, 2024Jul 21National Ice Cream Day
TuesdayTueJul 23, 2024Jul 23Amazon Prime Day
WednesdayWedJul 24, 2024Jul 24National Tequila Day
MondayMonJul 29, 2024Jul 29National Chicken Wing Day
ThursdayThuAug 01, 2024Aug 01National Girlfriends Day
SundaySunAug 04, 2024Aug 04National Sister Day
WednesdayWedSep 18, 2024Sep 18National Cheeseburger Day
ThursdayThuOct 03, 2024Oct 03National Boyfriends Day
FridayFriOct 04, 2024Oct 04National Vodka Day
FridayFriOct 04, 2024Oct 04National Taco Day
WednesdayWedOct 09, 2024Oct 09Leif Erikson Day
SaturdaySatOct 19, 2024Oct 19Sweetest Day
TuesdayTueOct 29, 2024Oct 29National Cat Day
ThursdayThuOct 31, 2024Oct 31Halloween
SundaySunNov 03, 2024Nov 03National Sandwich Day
FridayFriNov 29, 2024Nov 29Black Friday
MondayMonDec 02, 2024Dec 02Cyber Monday
SaturdaySatDec 07, 2024Dec 07Candle Day
MondayMonDec 09, 2024Dec 09National Pastry Day
FridayFriDec 20, 2024Dec 20National Ugly Sweater day