美国甜蜜日--Sweetest Day
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Sweetest Day is always the third Saturday in October. This holiday is much more important in some regions than in others (Detroit, Cleveland and Buffalo1 being the biggest Sweetest Day cities). It is a holiday that is gaining in popularity every year throughout the country. Sweetest Day is celebrated2 on the third Saturday in October as a day to make someone happy. It is an occasion which offers all of us an opportunity to remember not only the sick, aged3, and orphaned4, but also friends, relatives and associates whose helpfulness and kindness we have enjoyed. Over 60 years ago, a Cleveland (克利夫兰--美国城市) man, believing that the city"s orphans5 and shut-ins (卧病在床的人) too often felt forgotten and neglected, conceived the idea of showing them that they were remembered. He did this through the distribution of small gifts. With the help of his friends and neighbors, he distributed these small remembrances on a Saturday in October. During the years that followed, other Clevelanders began to participate in the celebration ceremony, which came to be called "Sweetest Day". In time, the Sweetest Day idea of spreading cheer to the underprivileged was broadened to include everyone, and became an occasion for remembering others with a kind act or a small remembrance. And soon the idea spread to other cities all over the country. Sweetest Day is not based on any single group"s religious sentiment (感情) or on a family relationship. It is a reminder6 that a thoughtful word or deed enriches life and gives it meaning. Because for many people remembering takes the form of gift-giving, Sweetest Day offers us the opportunity to show others that we care, in a tangible7 (切实的) way.


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1 buffalo 1Sby4     
n.(北美)野牛;(亚洲)水牛
参考例句:
  1. Asian buffalo isn't as wild as that of America's. 亚洲水牛比美洲水牛温顺些。
  2. The boots are made of buffalo hide. 这双靴子是由水牛皮制成的。
2 celebrated iwLzpz     
adj.有名的,声誉卓著的
参考例句:
  1. He was soon one of the most celebrated young painters in England.不久他就成了英格兰最负盛名的年轻画家之一。
  2. The celebrated violinist was mobbed by the audience.观众团团围住了这位著名的小提琴演奏家。
3 aged 6zWzdI     
adj.年老的,陈年的
参考例句:
  1. He had put on weight and aged a little.他胖了,也老点了。
  2. He is aged,but his memory is still good.他已年老,然而记忆力还好。
4 orphaned ac11e48c532f244a7f6abad4cdedea5a     
[计][修]孤立
参考例句:
  1. Orphaned children were consigned to institutions. 孤儿都打发到了福利院。
  2. He was orphaned at an early age. 他幼年时便成了孤儿。
5 orphans edf841312acedba480123c467e505b2a     
孤儿( orphan的名词复数 )
参考例句:
  1. The poor orphans were kept on short commons. 贫苦的孤儿们吃不饱饭。
  2. Their uncle was declared guardian to the orphans. 这些孤儿的叔父成为他们的监护人。
6 reminder WkzzTb     
n.提醒物,纪念品;暗示,提示
参考例句:
  1. I have had another reminder from the library.我又收到图书馆的催还单。
  2. It always took a final reminder to get her to pay her share of the rent.总是得发给她一份最后催缴通知,她才付应该交的房租。
7 tangible 4IHzo     
adj.有形的,可触摸的,确凿的,实际的
参考例句:
  1. The policy has not yet brought any tangible benefits.这项政策还没有带来任何实质性的好处。
  2. There is no tangible proof.没有确凿的证据。
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