From: "laurens sister kimi "
why do we celebrate sweetest day?
TB simply answered this:
It allows merchants to sell more stuff like
grandparents day and valentines day.
Todd thought up this:
People celebrate sweetest day because its a
commercial holiday. The only reason it exists is for stores to make
money selling candy, flowers, etc. Many people don't actually
celebrate sweetest day. As a matter of fact, I don't even know when
it is... which is my point exactly. It's a pointless "holiday".
durhamsgirl responded with this:
I heard on the radio back on
sweetest day it is not actually another valentines day.
That day in history a guy gave some unfortunate kids some chocolate
candy and over the years it became sweetest day and people turned it
into another valentines day.
Not sure if the story is true but hey why cant it be?
Digisciple pointed this out:
We celebrate Sweetest Day so that companies like
Hallmark can make more money. Also, because it is the day I proposed
to my wife. That is all.
Andrew helped out with this:
Its a simple marketing tool to make
people buy cards, Candy, Flowers and shit. Do you remember a
secretaries day or grand parents day 20 years or so ago. Probably
not. Just like all holidays have been commercialized they have
invented more to keep the ball rolling. And you see how the wool has
been pulled over your eyes. May be we should have an anti
modernization day when no one uses the phone or electricity or buys
anything for a day. The media would have a heart attack.
Gyre46 concluded with this:
Although Sweetest Day is not a Federal holiday nor
mandated by Federal law or affiliated with the U.S. government, it
is observed in many places across the country. During America's
Great Depression, a man from Cleveland, Herbert Birch Kingston, a
philanthropist and candy company employee began the observance in
Cleveland in 1922. This day originated as an effort to provide a
small token of friendship to the underprivileged, shut ins, orphans,
and homeless. Today the holiday has expanded to include small tokens
of appreciation to friends and neighbors. These tokens of
appreciation can be small gifts or small acts of kindness. This
event is repeated on the third Saturday in October as a day to make
someone happy. Sweetest Day is not based on any single group's
religious sentiment or on a family relationship. It is a reminder
that a thoughtful word or deed enriches life and gives it meaning.
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