Observed the 3rd Saturday in October, Sweetest Day,
this holiday originated in Cleveland in 1922.
Herbert Kingston, a philanthropist and candy company employee wanted to bring happiness to the lives of orphans,
shut-ins and others who were forgotten. With the help of friends, he began to distribute candy and small gifts
to the underprivileged. On the first Sweetest Day, movie star Ann Pennington presented
2,200 Cleveland newspaper boys with boxes of candy to express gratitude for their service to the public.
Another popular movie star, Theda Bara, distributed 10,000 boxes of candy to people in Cleveland
hospitals and also gave candy to all who came to watch her film in a local theater. Primarily a regional
observance celebrated in the Great Lakes region and the Northeast, Sweetest Day is spreading to other areas of the country.
People tend to take the tradition with them when they move, Ohio is the top state for Sweetest Day sales,
followed by Michigan and Illinois, Texas, California and Florida are among the top 10 states in sales (and oddly, Baltimore is a hotspot ).
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