National Lollipop Day
National Lollipop Day is marked on July 20 of every year. National Lollipop Day celebrates the popular and tasteful hard candy, i.e., Lollipop. Lollipop is a sugar candy placed on a stick. Lollipops are also called as lolly, pop, dum-dum, sucker, sticky-pop, etc.,.and are available in many different flavours, colours, shapes, sizes and varieties. Lollipops are found to be enjoyed by people ever since the caveman, in the way of honey on sticks. George Smith is the person who owned a small candy shop in America named the lollipops so after his favourite racehorse. There is no age limit to enjoy this candy, so buy some lollipops and relive your childhood memories. National Lollipop Day celebrates the creation of the candies.
“Sunshine, lollipops and rainbows, everything that’s wonderful, Is sure to come your way.” – Lesley Gore
History of National Lollipop Day
National Confectioners Association sponsors the National Lollipop Day. George Smith was the one to invent and patent the Lollipop in 1908. The first automatic lollipop machine was claimed to be created by the Racine Confectioner’s Machinery Company. The first reference to modern lollipops was made in the 1920s and thereby pulled many loyal customers to it. Lollipops are enjoyed by all people indifference of age and time. First made lollipops were prepared with boiled sugar and aided with sticks or handles. During prehistoric period, nuts and berries were preserved in honey and later in the 16th century, with excess availability of sugar, lollipop evolved. These lollipops didn’t fail to satisfy the sweet tooth for centuries.
Other Celebrations on July 20
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How to celebrate National Lollipop Day
On National Lollipop Day, buy all your favourite lollipops and enjoy them with your friends and kids of your life. You can gift some of those candies to your sweet tooth friend. There is a wide range of lollipops in the market, so spend some time in tasting newly flavoured lollipops. You can also step ahead to make those candies on your own. Many people celebrate this day by giving away free sweets at banks, barbershops, strangers, etc. Funnily observe this day by counting your licks to finish the candy, which will apparently take quite a time. On this day fill your bags with lollipops and share it with the people you come across. You can also play games using lollipops like drill holes into a thick, flat board, etc. Post pictures and share your National Lollipop Day celebrations on social media by using the hashtag #NationalLollipopDay.