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Today's Reason to Celebrate

October 18, 2014 is

Sweetest Day

Today is Sweetest Day! Originally named “The Sweetest Day of the Year,” this holiday celebrates all things sweet. Although it may sound similar to Valentine’s Day, Sweetest Day does not focus exclusively on romantic love. Instead it serves as a reminder that a thoughtful deed makes life a whole lot sweeter. Now there's a sweet thought indeed!

Sweetest Day originated in Cleveland, Ohio in 1921. A committee of twelve candy confectioners decided to spread joy and cheer to those that were often forgotten during the holidays. They distributed over 20,000 boxes of candy to newsboys, orphans, hospital patients, the elderly, and the poor across the city. Although Sweetest Day is most popular in the Great Lakes region, the holiday is gaining recognition nationwide. It is celebrated on the third Saturday of October each year.

To celebrate Sweetest Day, share a meal with a loved one, send thoughtful greetings in a free eCard, and remember to do a good deed for someone in need!

  • October 18, 2014 is also National Chocolate Cupcake Day
  • October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month & National Chili Month & National Dessert Month & National Pasta Month & National Roller Skating Month & Adopt-a-Shelter-Dog Month
  • This week is World Rainforest Week

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