National Lollipop Day
National Lollipop Day is a holiday dedicated to the most beloved and popular dessert not only in America but also in the world. A characteristic feature of sweets is the stick on which the candy is fixed, otherwise sweets differ in shape, color, taste. Every year on July 20, millions of adults and children celebrate the holiday in honor of the lollipops.
There is no reliable information about the origin of the holiday, but according to one version, National Lollipop Day was invented by representatives of the National Confectioners Association. The idea of fixing lollipops on a convenient stick existed in the Middle Ages. However, in America they believe that the treat was invented in 1908 by George Smith, who lives in Connecticut. The name Lolly Pop comes from the famous racehorse. George Smith registered his creation and associated trademark in 1931.
- Scientists believe that the ancient peoples living in Asia and Africa came up with the idea of covering dried fruits and berries with honey and sticking sticks into them. This is one of the versions of modern lollipops.
- The first machine for making lollipops appeared in 1908, its productivity is a thousand candies per day.
- One of the largest manufacturers of lollipops is the Tootsie Roll company, with production capacities that allow the production of 16 million candies per day.
How to celebrate
Buy lollipops for yourself and your friends and organize a fun party near the pool or in nature. Share the holiday on social media, share interesting facts and don’t forget to use the #NationalLollipopDay hashtag. In the evening, do not forget to thoroughly brush your teeth after eating so many sweets.
When is National Lollipop Day Celebrated in 2022?
National Lollipop Day is associated with the anticipation of happiness and joy. It is observed on July the 20th each year.