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National Lollipop Day

Celebrate National Lollipop Day with an explosion of flavor - try all the different kinds and get your sweet tooth fix!
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July 20
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Get ready to celebrate National Lollipop Day on July 20! It's a day not only to enjoy the sweet treats, but also to appreciate their rich history. Lollipops were first created in Europe as early as the 1800s, but it wasn’t until George Smith of New Haven Connecticut invented the lollipop machine in 1908 that they become mass-produced and eventually available around the world. Today we can find all kinds of flavors like grapefruit, bubble gum, and even bacon flavored lollipops. So grab your favorite flavor and let’s celebrate this delicious holiday!

History of National Lollipop Day

National Lollipop Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1800s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Lollipop Creation</div><div class='timeline-text'>Lollipops were first created in Europe, becoming a popular treat among aristocracy and the upper class.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1908</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Mass-Production Begins</div><div class='timeline-text'>George Smith creates the lollipop machine, enabling lollipops to be mass-produced and increasing their availability globally.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1920s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Tootsie Pops Launch</div><div class='timeline-text'>Tootsie Roll Industries introduces Tootsie Pops, with a candy-coated shell surrounding a Tootsie Roll center, revolutionizing the lollipop industry.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1930s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First Lollipop Guild</div><div class='timeline-text'>The creation of the Lollipop Guild in the Wizard of Oz introduces lollipops into popular culture.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1969</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Astro Pops Launch</div><div class='timeline-text'>Astro Pops, a conically-shaped lollipop symbolizing the space race era, are launched and become one of the longest lasting lollipops available on the market.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2011</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Revival of Astro Pops</div><div class='timeline-text'>Astro Pops are relaunched by LEAF Brands, bringing back the classic lollipop and stirring nostalgia in consumers nationwide.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National Lollipop Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Create your own lollipop tree</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>This is a great way to show off your creative side. Pick up some colorful lollipops and make them into a tree. You can use tape, string, or wire to hang the lollipops and create your own beautiful masterpiece.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Bake lollipop cupcakes</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Who doesn't love cupcakes? Show off your baking skills by making some delicious cupcakes with lollipops on top. You can even include some fun decorations like sprinkles, chocolate chips, and more.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Mix it up with a lollipop cocktail</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>If you're feeling adventurous, try out a tasty lollipop cocktail. There are plenty of recipes online that will help you create something unique and delicious.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Have a lollipop eating contest</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Bring on the competition! Gather some friends and family and have a fun contest to see who can eat the most lollipops in one minute.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Organize a scavenger hunt</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Set up clues around the house or yard for an exciting scavenger hunt. Place different types of lollipops at the end of each clue as rewards for completing each challenge.</p></div></div>

Why We Love National Lollipop Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Lollipops are delicious</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Whether you like sweet, sour, or fruity flavored lollipops, there's something for everyone. The combinations of flavors and colors make them fun to eat and offer a variety of options for those with different tastes.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Lollipops bring back memories</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>When we think of lollipops, many of us can't help but be taken back to our childhood days. Remembering a time when life was simpler – before phones and social media took over our lives – brings a flood of nostalgia that's hard to shake.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Lollipops are a great way to treat yourself</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Sometimes you just need a break from the hustle and bustle of daily life. Whether it be after a long day or just as a pick me up in the middle of the afternoon, treating yourself to a delicious lollipop is always sure to put a smile on your face!</p></div></div>

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When is National Lollipop Day?

National Lollipop Day is celebrated on July 20 every year. In 2024 National Lollipop Day will occur on a Saturday.

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