Sweetest Day 2017, 2018 and furtherView below the dates for (among others) Sweetest Day 2017 and Sweetest Day 2018.
You can also see on which day the holiday falls and how many days it is until this holiday.
|October 21, 2017||Sweetest Day 2017||Saturday|
|October 20, 2018||Sweetest Day 2018||Saturday|
|October 19, 2019||Sweetest Day 2019||Saturday|
|October 17, 2020||Sweetest Day 2020||Saturday|
|October 16, 2021||Sweetest Day 2021||Saturday|
|October 15, 2022||Sweetest Day 2022||Saturday|
|October 21, 2023||Sweetest Day 2023||Saturday|
|October 19, 2024||Sweetest Day 2024||Saturday|
|October 18, 2025||Sweetest Day 2025||Saturday|
|October 17, 2026||Sweetest Day 2026||Saturday|
|October 16, 2027||Sweetest Day 2027||Saturday|
Significance of Sweetest Day 2017Sweetest Day 2017 is a holiday celebrated in some parts of the United States. It is a day of romantic deeds or expressions and is a day to remember the less fortunate. Sweetest Day 2017 has also been referred to as a "concocted promotion" created by the candy industry solely to increase sales of sweets and cards. Sweetest Day is observed on the third Saturday in October.
History of Sweetest DayThe origin of Sweetest Day 2017 is disputed. A widely accepted theory is that the first Sweetest Day was on October 10, 1921 in Cleveland when a committee of 12 candy makers led by C.C. Hartzell, gathered together in 1921 and delivered 20,000 boxes of candies and chocolates to the less-privileged in the city, with assistance from film stars Theda Bara and Ann Pennington.
A second theory is that in 1922, a candy-store owner in Cleveland named Herbert Birch Kingston wanted to remember people in the city who were underprivileged and less fortunate. He distributed candy and chocolates to many of the hospitals and orphanages in the area. Other theories propose that the holiday was created by greeting card companies in order to sell more candy and cards, but this theory is widely rejected based on evidence.
There were also several attempts to start a "Sweetest Day" in New York City, including a declaration of a Candy Day throughout the United States by candy manufacturers on October 8, 1922. In 1927, there was a decreed that the week beginning on October 10, 1927 would be known as Sweetest Week.
In 1940, another Sweetest Day was proclaimed on October 19. Sweetest Day is only celebrated in 11 states and parts of two states: Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin, West Virginia and areas of both New York and Pennsylvania west of the spine of the Appalachian Mountains.