National Cherry Popsicle Day - August 26
Fri, Aug 26, 2022

National Cherry Popsicle Day

National Cherry Popsicle Day is extremely pleasant to celebrate on August 26, especially if the day turns out to be hot. After all, the best way to cool off in the heat is to eat a serving of cherry-flavored popsicles! No wonder the Popsicle brand turned out to be much more popular than other brands of popsicles. At first, its popularity spread only to America and Canada, but then the whole world was fascinated by this icy delicacy.

History

The inventor of the most popular product was only 11 years old, and the invention was accidental. Frank Epperson wanted to make himself a drink with apple juice and baking soda. He did it on the porch of his house. But something distracted the boy and he returned to the house, leaving the glass with the mixing stick outside. It got colder at night, and by morning the water in the glass froze along with the stick. It turned out a prototype of today’s well-known popsicle. In 1922, Frank remembered him and demonstrated his confectionery masterpiece to the general public. The frozen treat was an extraordinary success. In 1924, its creator patented his product.

Who came up with the idea to celebrate National Cherry Popsicle Day on August 26 remains unknown.

Interesting facts

What you need to know about Popsicle:

  1. According to one version, the juice was apple, and only later Epperson tried again with a cherry flavor, according to another, he initially mixed the cherry drink.
  2. There are also 2 versions about the place of its presentation: Alameda Park in California or the Neptune Beach amusement park in Belmary in New Jersey.
  3. Initially, the young inventor named his product Epsicle.

How to celebrate

It’s impossible to celebrate National Cherry Popsicle Day without the actual item! You can buy it for the whole family or a group of friends. Or cook your own at home. You can use frozen pitted cherries and a blender to grind them, but there is an easier option: take ice cube trays, fill them with cherry cool-aid and place them in the freezer to set. You can improve the recipe by adding different ingredients – honey, chocolate or coconut flakes. Another option is to buy unusual molds.

When is National Cherry Popsicle Day celebrated in 2022?

National Cherry Popsicle Day is observed on August 26 each year.

Observations

Weekday Month Day Year
Friday August 26 2022
Saturday August 26 2023
Monday August 26 2024
Tuesday August 26 2025
Wednesday August 26 2026