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National Popcorn Day

Celebrate National Popcorn Day with a movie night and delicious popcorn recipes - it's the perfect way to make memories with your loved ones!
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January 19
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Introduction

Prepare to celebrate National Popcorn Day on January 19th! Who doesn't love the smell of freshly popped popcorn? This popular snack has been around for centuries, with some evidence suggesting that it was consumed by the ancient Aztecs and Incas. In recent years, popcorn has become a movie theater staple as well as an everyday treat enjoyed by people all over the world.

History of National Popcorn Day

National Popcorn Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>4700 BCE</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Invention of Popcorn</div><div class='timeline-text'>The credit for the invention of popcorn is given to the Incas who were using it even in 4700 BC.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1893</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Charles Cretors' Popcorn Machine</div><div class='timeline-text'>Charles Cretors introduces the first commercial popcorn machine at the Chicago's Columbian Exposition.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1925</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Home Popcorn Popping Innovation</div><div class='timeline-text'>The first home popcorn popping machine is introduced by Charles T. Manley.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1950s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Link with Motion Picture Industry</div><div class='timeline-text'>Popcorn becomes synonymous with movie-watching as it turns out to be an affordable treat during the Great Depression.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1980s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Microwave Popcorn Era Begins</div><div class='timeline-text'>The 1980s herald the era of microwave popcorn, revolutionizing at-home popcorn consumption.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National Popcorn 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 popcorn art</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Nothing says "National Popcorn Day" like making a popcorn masterpiece! Use all of your favorite flavors, shapes, and colors to create a one of a kind culinary work of art.</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'>Throw a popcorn party</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Invite all your friends over for a fun and festive popcorn party! Get creative with the toppings and have a contest to see who can come up with the most interesting combination.</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'>Go on a popcorn crawl</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Love to snack? Go on an adventure around town to sample all the different kinds of popcorn you can find. Make sure to bring along friends or family so they can join in the fun.</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'>Make your own popcorn balls</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Pop some corn, mix it with melted butter and marshmallows, shape into balls, and dip them in melted chocolate for a delicious treat that's perfect for National Popcorn Day.</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'>Visit a local movie theater</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>What better way to celebrate National Popcorn Day than by going to the movies? Grab some popcorn and enjoy your favorite flick with friends or family.</p></div></div>

Why We Love National Popcorn 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'>Popcorn is a tasty snack</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Popcorn is a delicious treat that can be enjoyed by itself or with different flavors. You can have it plain, coated with caramel, drizzled in melted chocolate or seasoned with your favorite spices - there's a flavor for everyone!</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'>Popcorn is a healthy snack option</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Popcorn is a great source of fiber and is low in calories, so you can enjoy without the guilt! It's also free from cholesterol and saturated fat, making it an ideal snack for those looking to maintain a healthy weight.</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'>Popcorn is easy to make</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Making popcorn couldn't be any easier. All you need are some kernels, oil, and heat - that's it! Plus, you can customize it however you like - add cheese powder, nutritional yeast, or chili flakes for an extra kick!</p></div></div>

5 Facts About Popcorn

National Popcorn Day FAQs

When is National Popcorn Day?

National Popcorn Day is celebrated on January 19 every year. In 2024 National Popcorn Day will occur on a Friday.

National Popcorn Day Dates

Year
Date
Day

2023

Jan 19

Thursday

2024

Jan 19

Friday

2025

Jan 19

Sunday

2026

Jan 19

Monday

2027

Jan 19

Tuesday

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