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englishfan  发布日期: 07/10/16 11:15 : No.1

Observed the 3rd Saturday in the month of October, Sweetest Day observance originated in Cleveland in 1922. Herbert Birch Kingston, a philanthropist and candy company employee wanted to bring happiness into 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 gradually spreading to other areas of the country. People tend to take the Sweetest Day 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.

Over the years, Sweetest Day has evolved into a time to express romantic love and also to show appreciation to friends. 

Source: http://www.theromantic.com/sweetestday.htm

甜蜜日的起源和事实

甜蜜日于10月份的第三个星期六庆祝。甜蜜日庆祝于1922年起源于克利夫兰。一个名叫赫伯特·伯奇·金斯顿的糖果公司雇员兼慈善家想将快乐带给孤儿、不能出门的病人和其他被遗忘的人们。在朋友的帮助下,他开始将糖果和小礼物分发给下层社会的的人们。

在第一个甜蜜日,影星安·潘宁顿向克利夫兰的2,200名报童赠送了多盒糖果,以表示对他们为公众服务的感激之情。

另一个影星蒂达·巴拉向克利夫兰医院的人分发了10,000盒糖果,她还向在本地电影院看她电影的全部观众赠送了糖果。

起初,地区性的庆祝在大湖地区和东北部进行,后来甜蜜日逐渐传播到美国的其它地区。人们在迁移时也往往将甜蜜日传统带走。俄亥俄州甜蜜日销售额在各州名列榜首,其次是密歇根州和伊利诺斯州。德克萨斯州、加利福尼亚州和佛罗里达州的销售额位居前10名。

经过多年,甜蜜日已经演变为表示爱情和对朋友表示感激的节日。


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