Today–20th October 2007–and today 17th October 2009 — it is Sweetest Day in some parts of America…. So, all you sweet people out there…enjoy! As long as you shout today….BOKKE…..for the Springboks!![this was for a game in 2007]
Sweetest Day is an observance celebrated primarily in the Great Lakes region and parts of the Northeast United States on the third Saturday in October . It is described by Retail Confectioners International, as “much more important for candymakers in some regions than in others (Detroit, Cleveland and Buffalo being the biggest Sweetest Day cities)” and an “occasion which offers all of us an opportunity to remember not only the sick, aged and orphaned, but also friends, relatives and associates whose helpfulness and kindness we have enjoyed.”
Sweetest Day has also been referred to as a “concocted promotion” created by the candy industry solely to increase sales of candy.
Happy Sweetest Day!
Thanks to Dan, my chess player friend – he sent me this card via123greetings