Thursday 20 July 2017
(Week 29)

Sweetest Day 2017, 2018 and further

View 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.
DateHolidayDay
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 2017

Sweetest 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 Day

The 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.

Traditions of Sweetest Day

Sweetest Day 2017 traditions are similar to Valentine's Day in most locations, with the most popular gifts and acknowledgements being cards, flowers, chocolates and candy. Popular gifts exchanged on the day include cards, fresh flowers, chocolates and sweets. Additionally, people also complement these with other gifts of love to express affection and love.

When is Sweetest Day 2017

Sweetest Day 2017 takes place on the third Saturday in October. The date on which Sweetest Day 2017 falls on changes but the day remains the same; consult the above table for exact dates.
See besides 'Sweetest Day' even more holidays, click on one of the links below.

View or download the 2017 calendar.

See also the 2017 Calendar.