National Candy Day is the favorite holiday of all sweet tooths. It is celebrated every year on November 4th, providing an opportunity for adults to return to their childhood and improve their mood. Sweets are considered a source of happiness, enjoyed for their taste.
The first sweets were created in India around the 6th century BC. The Persians and Greeks then learned about the amazing reed that produced honey without the help of bees, known as sugar cane which grew abundantly in Southeast Asia. The inhabitants of India boiled the juice of the plant until it thickened, and then called these pieces of Khanda. Honey was also used in ancient China, Egypt, Rome, and Greece, to cover fruits and flowers, creating sweet treats. In America, sweets were only available to the rich in the 18th century, but with the Industrial Revolution in the 19th century, they became available to everyone.
- In the past, candy was used as a form of medicine to normalize the functioning of the digestive system, with sugar often mixed with useful spices for greater therapeutic effect.
- Candy is one of the staple foods in America.
- The name of the famous candy bar, Snickers, was inspired by the name of a horse owned by Frank Mars.
How to take part
Treat yourself to delicious sweetness, choosing your favorite candies or trying out new flavors. If you have children in your family, talk to them about how not all candy is unhealthy, as there are treats without cholesterol and even without sugar. Create your own candies using recipes found online with chocolate, nuts, fruits, and berries. Delight your loved ones with a delicious treat, or organize a candy party.
When is National Candy Day celebrated in 2023?
National Candy Day is observed on November 4 each year.