Popcorn Lovers Day - March
Thu, Mar 14, 2024

Popcorn Lovers Day

Popcorn Lovers Day is an annual American holiday dedicated to popcorn. It is one of the most popular snacks in the whole world. It is especially in demand in cinemas. How can you watch an interesting movie without enjoying air corn! There is no exact single date – the holiday is celebrated every second Thursday in March.

History

During excavations in the 1940s, fossilized balls of corn were discovered in a cave located in New Mexico. Researchers believe that popcorn was known as far back as the 5th millennium B.C. It was invented by tribes of South and Latin America. It is known that the Aztecs used popcorn balls as decorations.

The treat made its way to the United States and Europe during the Age of Discovery. After that, the spread of popcorn was unstoppable. It is believed that such a term began to be used in the first half of the 19th century. Popcorn was not only a great snack, but it was also good as decorations for the Christmas tree.

Production on an industrial scale began in the 1880s. By the end of the 19th century, popcorn began to be sold to spectators of baseball games. It appeared in cinemas about 50 years later.

Today there are many varieties of popcorn: sweet, salty, in chocolate and many others. Everyone is sure to find popcorn to their liking.

Interesting facts

  • You need special kinds of corn to make popcorn. The most popular is Zea mays everta.
  • The first popcorn dispenser in cinemas appeared in 1938.
  • Popcorn retains the health benefits of corn. Thanks to the snack, we can get enough B vitamins, vitamins A and C, and magnesium.

How to celebrate

Get together with family or friends to go to the theater and eat popcorn to an interesting movie. You can make your own appetizer. Recipes are easily found on the Internet. At Popcorn Lovers Day, try different varieties of popcorn to choose the best one for you.

Spread the word on social media. Ask other users when they first tried popcorn and what their impression of the snack was.

When is Popcorn Lovers Day celebrated in 2024?

Popcorn Lovers Day is observed annually on the second Thursday in March.

Observations

Weekday Month Day Year
Thursday March 14 2024
Thursday March 13 2025