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β™₯ Happy SWEETEST Day!! β™₯

I know this isn’t an all-inclusive holiday (in fact, it’s only really celebrated in the Midwestern and Northeastern U.S.), but I’m still going to wish you all a Happy Sweetest Day. Getting a second Valentine’s Day is pretty neat! Then again, celebrating love (of all kinds) should be a daily sort of thing, don’t you think? The “sweetest” day should be every day! πŸ™‚ But today is a good excuse for me to eat a piece of candy or two (I’m usually not one to eat sweets unless it comes naturally from an organic apple, pear, or strawberry… I’m a bit of a health nut, what can I say?) πŸ˜€

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According to the good old Wikipedia,Sweetest Day is a holiday celebrated on the third Saturday in October. It is a day to bestow romantic deeds or expressions. 11 states and parts of two states observe Sweetest Day: Illinois, Indiana,Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin, West Virginia and areas of both New York and Pennsylvania west of the spine of the Appalachian Mountains.

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The first Sweetest Day was pronounced as October 8, 1921 in Cleveland. The Cleveland Plain Dealer’s October 8, 1922 edition, which chronicles the first Sweetest Day in Cleveland, states that the first Sweetest Day was planned by a committee of 12 confectioners chaired by candymaker Adam Olis. The Sweetest Day in the Year Committee distributed over 20,000 boxes of candy to “newsboys, orphans, old folks, and the poor” in Cleveland, Ohio.”

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Evy Zen (formerly Eva PoeteX) is a mystic poetess, eclectic artist, fiction writer, and wellness advocate who calls the Greater Cleveland area home sweet home. Born a Clevelander with a Greek lineage, the arts started being a major part of her life the moment she picked up her first crayon. To date, dozens of Evy's writings have been featured in publications like Thought Catalog, The Journey Magazine, and Journey of the Heart: Women's Spiritual Poetry. As a spoken word poet, she has also had the opportunity to collaborate with numerous musicians across the globe. Currently, Evy is the Founding Editor of Poehemian Press and runs the decade-young poetry website (formerly The Artistic Muse). Additionally, she is the author of several independently and locally published poetry books, including "Esoterra" and "Sacred Shapes." Furthermore, she works as a full-time freelance writer and editor. In 2012, Evy received a Bachelor of Arts degree (honors) in Creative Writing from Cleveland State University. She also obtained a Diploma (distinction) in Exercise Nutrition from Shaw Academy four years later. When she's not creating, Evy Zen recharges her batteries by reading her weight in books ("The Alchemist" by Paulo Coelho is her personal favorite), going on epic bike rides, meditating to ambient music, and racing super cars behind the safety of her computer or TV screen. To find out more, visit her official website at

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