National Popcorn Day

National Popcorn Day Quick Facts

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2023 DateJanuary 19, 2023
2024 DateJanuary 19, 2024
National Popcorn Day

National Popcorn Day History

National Popcorn Day seeks to promote popcorn. Popcorn has existed for thousands of years. According to, it was used for food and ceremony. Today, it is a popular snack that comes in a variety of flavors like white cheddar, caramel, and kettle. This day encourage everyone to enjoy the crisp, salty sometimes sweet, snack. The official Popcorn Board is not sure who created National Popcorn Day, but they accept and promote it nonetheless. It is observed annually on January 19th.

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National Popcorn Day Facts

  • According to, the oldest ears of popcorn ever found were discovered in the bat caves of west central New Mexico. Researchers estimate the oldest ears found were about 4,000 years old.
  • Entrepreneur Charles Cretors is credited with inventing the first steam driven popcorn machine in 1885. His Chicago based company, C. Cretors & Company would change the way popcorn was made forever.
  • According to, Americans consume about 60 billion cups of popped popcorn every year. That equates to about 188 cups per person.

National Popcorn Day Top Events and Things to Do

  • Watch this short video on how popcorn is made.
  • Try making your own popcorn. There are many Recipes that range from sweet, salty, to cheesy. Find you like and try it out.
  • Put on a movie at home or go out and catch one in a theater. Be sure to grab your popcorn. No snack pairs better with a movie than popcorn. Be sure to add some butter and special toppings while you're at it.

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