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Sweetest Day is a holiday primarily celebrated in the midwestern US states of Ohio and Michigan, but seems to be spreading in popularity in the country. It is celebrated every third Saturday in the month of October.

The holiday traces its roots to the 1930s in the city of Cleveland, Ohio, during the Great Depression. The story is that a man got a group of citizens together to provide small gifts to homeless people, orphans, and others who had fallen on hard times. This tradition now seems to largely involve giving small presents to family, friends, and spouses/significant others such as cards, candy and flowers.

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