When I first came to live in Chicago, I had no idea what Sweetest Day was. A quick Google search enlightened me. Sweetest Day is basically Valentine’s Day in October. Apparently Sweetest Day was the brainchild of candy makers attempting to convince people there are health benefits to eating candy and chocolate everyday! Hmmmmm, or should I say YUM…but don’t let your host children hear that!
The most typical way to celebrate Sweetest Day is to exchange romantic gifts with a loved one, though families and friends may give flowers, fruit bouquets, chocolates, and cute e-cards.
Whatever you do to celebrate, Sweetest Day is a great way to brighten a dreary October day.