I first learned of this holiday when I went to school up in Buffalo. It's always the third Saturday of October and is primarily observed in the Finger Lakes region. It offers the opportunity to celebrate loved ones, friendship and acts of kindness. Kinda sounds like Valentine's Day, doesn't it?
However, I do not feel that I need a special day to celebrate love and friendship. I do that every day. I am very grateful for the wonderful people in my life. In any case, happy sweetest day to all!